Gaurav Soneja is the new General Manager of ITC Gardenia in Bangalore from November 22, 2021.
Soneja started his career with The Leela Hotels in 2003, and then gained international experience working as Restaurant Manager at Emirates Palace – Abu Dhabi and Ishtar Palace – Jordan. He joined ITC Hotels as Restaurant Manager at Sheraton, New Delhi in 2007.
In 2009, he moved to ITC Gardenia as Beverage Manager during the pre-opening phase and played an instrumental role in setting up the beverage portfolio of the hotel. He then moved on to ITC Windsor in Bangalore, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai and ITC Sonar, Kolkata in the role of Food & Beverage Manager.
Soneja then became the Resident Manager at ITC Sonar from where he moved to the position of Cluster Hotel Manager for both ITC Sonar and the recently opened ITC Royal Bengal, Kolkata. In 2018, after the opening ITC Royal Bengal, Kolkata, he was transferred to ITC Maurya, New Delhi as Hotel Manager. In this role, he was responsible for the overall operations of the hotel. He then returned to ITC Gardenia as the General Manager of the hotel in November 2021.
Soneja returns to Bangalore where he studied Hotel Management at IHM Bangalore. He now lives in Bangalore where he is also an avid golfer.