Industry Update
Appointment21 September 2020

Siva Ram. Putta

Appointed General Manager
At Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Siva Ram. Putta

Minor Hotels appoints new General Manager for its new iconic 5-star hotel Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

The Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, a new addition to Minor Hotels' diverse portfolio of more than 530 properties across 6 continents has recently appointed Siva Ram. Putta as its General Manager.

Siva, who also manages three (3) other Minor brand properties in the UAE, namely Avani Deira Dubai, Oaks Liwa Heights Dubai, and Oaks Liwa Executive Suites in Abu Dhabi, has been adept with the Oaks brand since he began his career with Oaks Hotels and Resorts in Australia in 2 005. He moved to the UAE in 2009 and has since then become the ambassador for the Oaks brand when he started as Hotel Manager at Oaks Liwa Heights until the time that he assumed the General Manager position for the first Avani brand in the UAE.

A Hotel Management graduate from the International College of Hotel Management and holder of Diplôme Culinaire d'Hôtelier of Le Cordon Bleu École de Cuisine from Adelaide, Australia, Siva is very passionate about the hospitality business- from creating a happy and passionate environment for employees and exceeding guest expectations to growing Owner's value and profitability.

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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