Gaurav Soneja has been appointed as the new General Manager of ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru from November 22nd, 2021.
An alumni of IHM Bangalore, Gaurav started his career with The Leela Hotels in 2003, followed by stints of international exposure as Restaurant Manager at Emirates Palace – Abu Dhabi and Ishtar Palace – Jordan. He joined ITC Hotels as Restaurant Manager at Sheraton, New Delhi in 2007.
In 2009, he moved to ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru as Beverage Manager during the pre-opening phase and played an instrumental role in setting up the beverage portfolio of the hotel. He then moved on to ITC Windsor – Bengaluru, ITC Grand Central – Mumbai and ITC Sonar – Kolkata in the role of Food & Beverage Manager.
Subsequently, Gaurav rose to become the Resident Manager at ITC Sonar, Kolkata where he was elevated to the position of Cluster Hotel Manager for both ITC Sonar and the recently opened ITC Royal Bengal, Kolkata.
In 2018, after the successful Opening & Operationalizing ITC Royal Bengal – Kolkata, he was transferred to the flagship hotel of the chain- ITC Maurya – New Delhi as Hotel Manager. In this role, he was responsible for the overall operations of the hotel. He has now returned to ITC Gardenia as the General Manager of the hotel last month.
Along with operational excellence, Gaurav’s passion for food & beverage fructified in new brands for the chain at both ITC Gardenia and ITC Royal Bengal.