the pioneers of inspired experiences.
Zone is a dynamic new concept of The Park hotels, pioneers of luxury boutique hotels that spearhead the design shift in hospitality. also a part of the apeejay surrendra park hotels ltd, it benefits from the collective experience of industry leaders who once again create unique guest experiences, true to The Park hotels.
corporate director - communications and public relations
ruchika, an insead alumni, is a hospitality and corporate communications specialist with over 15 years of experience in global organizations and have proven skills in the evolution and creation of brands. the teams that she has led have achieved turnaround results in brand cognizance and repositioning, across various parts of the world. in her present role, she navigated the park through its ambitious refreshed look and redefined its corporate communications strategy. she also spearheaded the evolution of its new brand Zone by The Park in mid segment bracket and is involved in its successful launch across country
general manager - operations & development
santhosh creates experiences guests will keep coming back for. he holds an mba degree from sp jain, hotel management and has 22 years of experience which includes being gm at taj exotica maldives and taj holiday village goa. santhosh was awarded best young hotelier 2002 - national award. he is also responsible for repositioning two taj properties. he fulfils his role as brand custodian at zone with a passion. when he's not working, he flirts with non- fiction, business literature and cuisine therapy.
regional director - human resources
salman is a born leader. he uses motivation as a powerful tool to get results. a m.s.w, pg diploma in hrm, salman has been managing and developing complex workforce in the hospitality industry for the last 19 years. his earlier experience includes leading human resources at the park delhi and at oberoi hotels prior to that. his in-depth knowledge of general hr practices, hr concepts and employment/ industrial relations laws makes him a strategic thinker and an expert on hr matters, which helps him achieve business objectives. he was chosen as 'outstanding hr person of the year, 2013 by indian hotel academy.
associate director - training
a graduate from ihm Chennai, kunal is an astute professional offering nearly 16 years of qualitative experience in l&d (learning & development) in the hotel industry and teaching hotel operations subjects and development of learning programmes. he has been associated with itc, radisson and ihm before joining the park hotels. he is a strategic thinker and decision-maker, deft in continually monitoring ways for improvement of organizational and individual development. in his free time, he likes to drive, listen to music, dance and surf the net.
associate director - finance & development
a graduate from st. xavier's college (kolkata) and an astute chartered accountant, ravi knows how to offer the frills without the fancy price tag. a skill honed from his diverse industry experience in leading companies such as bharti realty and shree cement. he plays an integral role in providing financial and strategic insight for expansion and sourcing of business opportunities, and is also responsible for finance and accounts of all the managed properties for Zone. ravi's prior experience in real estate included heading the treasury, project financing and other debt financing, valuations, internal control and assurances, risk management, handling foreign direct investments, insurance and compliances, among other wings of corporate finance. otherwise, he is an outdoor enthusiast who just can't live without music and reading.
a graduate from ihm chennai and an astute professional offering nearly 12 years of qualitative experience in food production in hotel industry and setting up professional kitchen in the hotels, standard purchase specification, menu stylizing. gaurav has been associated with taj hotels before joining the park hotels. he is a strategic thinker & decision-maker; deft in continually monitoring ways for improvement of food production & individual development. in his free time he likes to listening to music, read culinary books, be with family.
"Zone is a definition
of a New Era!"
now is the time!
the Zone development and investment teams identify and acquire suitable opportunities and partners for new hotels. they are supported by a committed network of local partners, property developers, investors, real estate agents and other consultants.