Keys Hotels, a leading chain of mid-market hotels, today announced appointment of new General Managers. The hotel appointed Mr Somusundaram Thevar as General Manager to head its hotel in Mumbai.
Somusundaram, who holds an MBA from the Institute of Technology and Management in Thane, has spent over 15 years in the industry. He began his career as a trainee cook with the Oberoi and has since worked with some of the most renowned names in the hospitality space such as the Taj and the Royal Caribbean, gaining experience in all aspects of Food & Beverage, hotel operations, administration, budgeting and statutory compliance processes. He joins Keys Hotels from Royal Palms.
Speaking about the appointments, Ms. Anshu Sarin, CEO, Berggruen Hotels Pvt. Ltd said, “We are delighted to welcome Somusundaram and Ajit to the Keys family. Guest satisfaction is at the heart of what we do and professionals like them, with their wealth of experience, are assets who will play a pivotal role in executing our commitment.
About Berggruen Hotels (KEYS Hotels)
Funded by Berggruen Holdings, a New York headquartered proprietary fund, Berggruen Hotels was formed in September 2006.Berggruen Hotels launched its brand “Keys Hotels” in January 2007 and opened its first hotel in 2009 under this brand. Keys Hotels has total of 35 hotels in India including those under development and follows the following modes of growth: Management contracts and franchise model.
Over the years, Keys Hotels has been on an aggressive growth trajectory with addition of several owned, managed and franchised business hotels. Of the total current portfolio of Keys Hotels, 16 properties are in operation with 6 owned, 6 hotels under management and 4 under franchise contract with a total inventory of close to 1500 rooms. Keys Hotels now have presence across cities such as Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Mahabaleshwar, Mumbai, Pune, Silvassa, Shirdi, Tirupati and Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.