AYANA Resort and Spa Bali have announced the appointment of Vineet Mahajan as director of sales & marketing as the resort enhances its meeting and conference facilities.
Vineet will also be part of the pre-opening team for another separately-branded resort scheduled to open in late 2013 next door to AYANA and forming part of the 77-hectare Karang Mas Estate in Jimbaran, Bali.
With more than 16 years experience in the hospitality, telecom and investment banking industries, Vineet was most recently complex director of sales & marketing for Westin Gurgaon and Westin Sohna Resorts and Spa. Prior to that, he launched The Leela Palace New Delhi and The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon from pre-opening to the first year of operations as director of sales and marketing.
“I am delighted to have Vineet on board to take AYANA to the next level,” said AYANA’s General Manager, Edward Linsley.
Vineet says his immediate priorities are the re-launch of AYANA’s technologically advanced meeting facilities with an newly extended ballroom able to cater for multinational meetings, conferences and events in a secure, high-tech environment. The extension increases the size of AYANA’s ballroom by nearly 50%. The upgrade also features a new outdoor event space and four breakout rooms, including a VIP reception room and a plenary meeting room seating 150 people.
Vineet will also be tasked to prepare for the opening of a new resort adjacent to AYANA in late 2013. Branded ‘Rimba,’ which is Indonesian for ‘forest,’ the 288-room resort will seek to serve the corporate and wedding groups that AYANA has been unable to accommodate due to heavy demand. Rimba is designed to offer additional accommodation for these groups and will offer access to AYANA.
Vineet’s career includes projects with Intercontinental Hotels, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and the Strategic Capital Corporation. An MBA graduate from the Aberdeen Business School, he is an associate of “Scottish Network International.”
He has also worked as a marketing manager and financial analyst for The Essentia Group.
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