Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, Chennai has appointed Samrat Datta as the General Manager of the hotel. Prior to joining Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, Samrat has had an opportunity to lead the teams at the historic Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur and at Taj Pamodzi Hotel, a business hotel in Lusaka, Zambia.
Having spent almost 21 years in the hospitality industry, Samrat has been associated with Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces for about 13 years now. Starting his career at the Taj Bengal, he spent six fruitful years in learning the nuances of the hospitality industry at Bengal’s finest luxury hotel. He then moved to Dubai, where he worked with other well-known hospitality brands in the Food & Beverages department. Samrat is proud to have introduced a restaurant with multi-ethnic open kitchens at one of the hotels, a dining experience that went on to win the Whatson Best Restaurant award in UAE. As a Food & Beverages Manager, he has the accolade for launching nine F&B outlets in a luxury hotel within a span of just nine months.
Speaking on his new role as the General Manager, Samrat Datta says, “I am charmed by Chennai and its fine blend of deep-rooted culture and tradition, juxtaposed with modern-day inflections, making it one of the most discerning destinations in the country. At Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, we will continue to build on the remarkably rich heritage that the hotel epitomizes and curate special experiences for our guests, infused with the spirited style of Vivanta. I look forward to building strong relationships with the people of Chennai and exploring the lesser-known delicacies of Chennai’s culinary landscape.”