ITC Hotels ushers new era with Amit Kumar and Amaan Kidwai’s leadership – TravelDailyNews Asia
Amit Kumar and Amaan Kidwai’s recent promotions at ITC Hotels mark a significant step in enhancing guest experiences and operational excellence.
In the dynamic landscape of the Indian hospitality sector, two notable figures, Amit Kumar and Amaan Kidwai, have recently ascended to pivotal roles within ITC Hotels, a testament to their exceptional contributions and expertise in the industry.
Amit Kumar’s Exemplary Journey and New Role
Amit Kumar, an alumnus of the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Ahmedabad, has returned to the national capital in a dual capacity. As the newly appointed Area Manager (Welcomhotels-North) and General Manager at Welcomhotel Sheraton, New Delhi, Amit brings a rich tapestry of experiences from his tenure at ITC Grand Goa. Known for his innovative approach, Amit has consistently enhanced guest experiences, balancing the attraction of new travelers with the retention of loyal patrons. His passion for creating both local and hyperlocal experiences that resonate with customers has been a cornerstone of his strategy.
Amit’s professional journey spans more than two decades, with his expertise honed across prestigious hospitality brands such as Taj Hotels, The Leela, The Lalit, Hilton Worldwide, and Starwood (now Marriott). His prior stints include leadership roles at Welcomhotel The Savoy, Mussoorie, ITC Windsor, Bengaluru, and ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. In his new role, Amit is set to further elevate the brand Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, focusing on customer acquisition through unique, immersive experiences. The Welcomhotels’ strong North footprint, covering destinations like Manali, Corbett, Katra, Chail, Shimla, Amritsar, Pahalgam, Mussoorie, Chandigarh, and upcoming hotels in the region, will benefit from Amit’s vision and leadership.
Amaan Kidwai’s Esteemed Career and Recent Promotion
Amaan Kidwai, another illustrious alumnus, this time from IHM Mumbai, has been appointed as the ITC Hotels Area Manager for Luxury Hotels (North) and General Manager – ITC Maurya. Amaan’s extensive background, particularly in Food & Beverage service, complements his new role, where he will oversee operations across the Northern region’s luxury ITC Hotels (ITC Maurya-New Delhi, ITC Grand Bharat-Gurugram, ITC Mughal-Agra, and ITC Rajputana-Jaipur), as well as properties under the brand Mementos.
Amaan’s journey with ITC Hotels began as a Hotel Executive Trainee, after which he ascended through various key positions in the Luxury Collection of ITC Hotels. His career highlights include a significant tenure as General Manager at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru. Amaan’s leadership during the challenging times of the pandemic has been particularly noteworthy, leading to transformative initiatives and operational excellence. His commitment to the ITC Hotels ethos and Responsible Luxury is evident in his efforts towards achieving the LEED Zero Carbon Certification by USGBC for Sheraton New Delhi.
Recognized and lauded for his contributions to the hospitality industry, Amaan is known for his affable nature and belief in the power of skill and talent recognition. His approach fosters a motivated and championing team, essential for the continued success and growth of ITC Hotels.
The appointments of Amit Kumar and Amaan Kidwai signal a new era for ITC Hotels, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to operational excellence and unparalleled guest experiences. Their combined expertise and innovative approaches are poised to drive significant growth and enhance the brand’s presence in the competitive hospitality landscape. The industry will undoubtedly watch with keen interest as these two seasoned professionals steer their respective regions towards new heights of success and acclaim.