Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Geoff Magee

"Hospitality industry in the global India is dynamic, vibrant, and young. Government needs to give more recognition to this industry by considering hospitality as part of infrastructure, and cutting out the need for 32 plus licences required to build a hotel."

Geoff Magee, Chief Executive Officer, The Accord Metropolitan, Chennai

February 19, over lunch

1 comment:

Murali said...

About Geoff...

In his own words

A student of St Bedes High School in Chennai.

Loyala College Chennai finished my B Com.

A career of over 25 years in the Hospitality Industry.

Started my Career in Taj Coromandel Chennai and worked in Front Office and Accounts for a period of Four Years.

Joined the Oberoi Center for Learning and Development In Delhi, and after a two year Management Semester, worked with the Oberois for 10 years.In the Oberois, as Assistant manager, Manager and the General Manager , with stints at the Oberoi s in Calcutta, The Oberoi Towers In Mumbai, The Oberoi Bogmola In Goa.

Joined the Ambassador Group with their Aquisition of the Sudershan International in Chennai and restructured/rebuilt it to The Ambassador Pallava.

Migrated to Australia, and worked there for Ten Years as Manager with Jardines, in Their Restaurant Management Division for 5 years,with brief stints at Pepisco, and the Stamford Group of Hotels in Sydney.

Joined the Ambassador group on my return In 2000 as the VP of the group in Mumbai for Four years.Came back to Chennai and helped set up the beautiful 100 room Five Star Hotel the Raintree in Alwarpet.

Currently over the last two years have been the CEO of the Accord Metropolitan Hotel In T Nagar, Chennai.A beautiful 162 room Five StarHotel.