Industry Update
Appointment19 August 2019

Santosh Koshy George

Appointed Cluster Director of Sales
At Avani Deira Dubai Hotel and Oaks Hotels & Resorts UAE , United Arab Emirates

 Santosh Koshy George

Santosh has over 25 years' experience in the hospitality and travel industry sectors, having worked extensively in Dubai in most of his career journey. He started his career in Dubai in 1992 and worked with various hospitality and tourism sectors such as Wi nchester Group, Al Faris Group, Urban Tourism and Damac Properties among others. His last post prior to Avani and Oaks was as Cluster Director of Sales of Millennium Hotels and Resorts.
A non-novice to MINOR Hotels International, he was formerly the Sales and Marketing Manager and a part of pre-opening team for Oaks Liwa Heights Dubai JLT from 2008 to 2010.
Santosh reports directly to the Cluster General Manager Mr Siva Ram. Putta who oversees the 3 properties namely, Avani Deira Dubai with 215 keys, Oaks Liwa Heights Hotels & Apartments JLT Dubai with 168 keys and Oaks Liwa Executive Suites Abu Dhabi with 54 keys.

Minor International (MINT)

Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St.
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