Elton Hurtis Appointed General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal

Elton Hurtis has recently taken over the reins of Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal as the General Manager. Possessing strong leadership skills and a vibrant energy that is visible in his dealings with guests and associates alike, Elton brings with him over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He possesses notable expertise in revenue, costing, management control and hotel operations.

Prior to joining Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal, Elton was the Director of Operations at Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport.

His foray into the hospitality industry began with the Oberoi Center for Learning and Development in 1997. From there on, he moved to the Oberoi Hotels Mumbai where he spent five years.  In 2002, he became a part of the Marriott family when he joined the JW Marriott, Mumbai as Chef de Cuisine. He then moved on to being their Executive Sous Chef and eventually, Food & Beverage Manager of the property.

Widening his skills, in 2008 Elton took on his next role as the Director of Food and Beverage at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, where he was also involved in the renovation of the property. Developing strategic and annual business plans, implementing and communicating operational strategies and solutions in line with the business plan and ensuring professional management standards were adhered to, are just some of the tasks he was responsible for at that property.

His restaurant and bar operations have won him various prestigious awards, key amongst which is a mention in the famous ‘Times Good Food Guide’.

His personality and work ethic can be described as calm, hands-on, versatile and with an eye for detail. His strengths lie in setting standards, controls and operations as well as being focused on coaching, well presented and excellent at motivating subordinates.

Elton holds a degree in Bachelors in Hotel Management. He is certified by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health London.

Elton is an Indian national and is married with two children. He has a keen interest in various forms of art, photography and automotive sports.

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