Appointed General Manager and Cluster GM
At JW Marriott Kolkata, India
Having gained substantial experience in a career span of close to two decades, Gaurav Singh brings with him a wealth of knowledge in hotel management, administration, and operations. Being an alumnus from the prestigious Mayo College, Ajmer, Gaurav completed his graduation in Hotel Management from WGHSA, Manipal and holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from WMI, Gurgaon as well.
Gaurav kick-started his career in 2000, in the capacity of Beverage Manager and in a short span of time became the Banquet Manager. and later the Food & Beverage Manager at ITC Grand Maratha and ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. Here on, in 2005 he moved on to Oberoi Group; where he joined in the capacity of Food & Beverage Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra and later went on to acquire the position of Executive Assistant Manager - FnB. Following his stint in Agra, he was positioned in The Oberoi Amarvilas, Udaipur as Executive Assistant Manager. This was followed by a brief stint at The Leela Palace & Resorts in 2011, where he was stationed at the Resident Manager at Leela Kempinski, Mumbai
He joined the Marriott family in the year 2013 when he moved to Courtyard Ahmedabad in the capacity of General Manager. In his previous assignment, Singh held the position of Multi-Property General Manager of Courtyard Bengaluru Outer Ring Road and Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road. Gaurav Singh was a part of the pre-opening team and credited with the launch and positioning of Marriott's first joint venture in South Asia with the Courtyard and Fairfield Outer Ring Road complex.
Gaurav has earned great accolades for his business acumen and has received numerous awards for his body of work in more than 2 dozen hotels. Gaurav and has been recognized as the General Manager of the Year by Hotelier India in 2016 and by Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI) in 2017. Marriott International holds global awards that recognize and honors the achievements of the best team members, strongest managers and top performing hotels across the globe under which Gaurav has won 4 awards including the coveted Global General Manager of the Year and Diamond Circle in April 2018.
Gaurav is a passionate golfer and has won many recreational and corporate tournaments. He also enjoys traveling and is a wine and cigar enthusiast.