Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi – Luxury On-Board

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Courtyard | Marriott | Pune Hinjewadi

As per a KPMG report, the Indian hospitality Industry is expected to grow at 16.1% CAGR and will reach upto 2,796 thousand crores by 2022. the evolution of luxurious hotels and resorts that are covering the length & breadth of our country have played a major role in revamping and scaling up the luxury quotient of the industry.
One such market leader that is synonymous to the highest level of comfort & luxury is The Marriott Group of hotels, one such masterpiece is the ‘Courtyard by Marriott’. Standing tall within the IT hub of Pune at Hinjewadi, this gigantic marvel consists of 150+ rooms and is undoubtedly one of the most prominent hotels in Pune.
Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi offers unparalleled exquisite services that are aimed to rejuvenate, unwind &pursue passions in a grand way! Catering to the business fraternity alongside serving the leisure travellers, the strategic location of this 4-star property gives it an edge above the others. Caring for the needs & sentiments of a modern-day traveller, this luxurious hotel has something or the other to offer for everyone. To cater the guests of all age-groups, it has crafted countless promotions including senior discounts upto 15%, instant benefits on tickets booked on the website and the app that gives you a plethora of information about your booking, stay, redeem points and much more.
The hotel offers a wide variety of cuisines from their exclusive restaurants –  MoMo Cafe, Ignite Bar & Grill. A world-class catering service is provided for the events that are been hosted in the spacious lawn or at the flexible indoor venues. The complementary Wi-Fi is just a starter when it comes to the countless services and amenities offered by the showpiece hotel. Sound-proof floor-to-ceiling windows, 24-hour room service, latest fitness center, pool, or spa – it has it all.
This excerpt also showcases of the core members of the Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi – Athena SalimGeneral Manager. Starting her hotel career in 2001 with The Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai and later graduated from prestigious OCLD in 2004. Athena transitioned into Human Resources and Training at The Claridges, New Delhi post her operations stint at The Oberoi. Her overall experience as General Manager ranges from, Keys Hotel, The Park , Four Points Sheraton and most recent at Atmantan Wellness Resort. Athena is passionate leader with keen focus on building and developing successful teams as well as driving business results.
Born in Chennai and brought up in Mumbai, Athena comes from a multicultural background which taught her at a very early age to embrace change and enjoy the gifts that diversity brings. She completed her education in Mumbai. Dance has remained her passion and a discipline for well being till date. Athena is also a trained dancer in bharatnatyam dance form and continues to pursue her passion for Jazz, contemporary dance form and fitness. She started learning Bharat Natyam at the age of 4 and then changed styles to Jazz and contemporary dance. She eagerly looks forward to every opportunity that gets her to perform on stage.
Her hobbies include travelling and exploring local culture and cuisine. She believes that it is important for her to visit and experience a new city or country every year. Interacting with new people especially outside her profession and learning about them is a fascinating experience. The performing arts play an integral role in her work life balance. She believes that her hobbies and interests have not only added dimension but enhanced my growth mentally and spiritually as a person.
Another key persona who is majorly responsible to run the show is the Executive Chef who administers all of the culinary operations at Courtyard Marriott Pune Hinjewadi – Chef Rounak Kinger.
Chef Rounak brings with him over 12 years of culinary experience gained at five star hotels and luxury hotels. In addition to his culinary expertise, he is also an outstanding trainer and coach, sharing his knowledge and skills with over 40 colleagues to build a strong culinary team at Courtyard Marriott Pune Hinjewadi.
Graduated from IHM, Mumbai, Chef Rounak started his career from Taj group of hotels as Management Trainee and moved up the ladders managing the luxury Taj banquet kitchen. Following his stint with Taj, he was appointed by Shangri-La hotel, Mumbai for managing the renowned ‘Seven kitchens’ the famous all day dining located at the heart of lower parel in Mumbai. Post to this experience, he moved on for an International exposure to Uber Luxury hotel, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah as pre-opening team member. Prior to joining Marriott hotels as executive chef, Chef Rounak has opened 2 hotels namely Shangri-La Hotel in Bengaluru and Novotel Lucknow.
A native to Mumbai, India, the Chef holds a certification of hospitality & hotel administration. Being a bundle of energy and positivism, he along with his team – is eager to absorb the strength and take advantage of cuisines from different cultures and present guests the fusion of innovative and traditional culinary art.
Outside work, he is an avid philanthropist, who is passionate about leaving no stones unturned against hunger for poor. He loves travelling to explore new horizons of cuisines and culture. Chef Kinger is a father to an adorable son and is married to enthusiastic home maker.

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