Bangalore, February 2022: Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park, one of the sassiest and quirky hotels of Marriott International on Outer Ring Road, has announced the appointment of Sita Lekshmi as the new General Manager. An enthusiastic hotelier with an urge to create innovative and bespoke experiences, she comes with over 15 years of experience. An effective leader, in her new role she will lead complete operations at the hotel. She is responsible for creating new business opportunities, developing talent, development plans, and guidelines to maintain market leadership. With her skills and experience, she aims to build Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park as a preferred destination for social gatherings including weddings and a sought after space for Gen-Y travellers.
The hotel is designed with vibrant colours, lobby space occupied by fun indoor games and a beautiful Cessna plane at the entrance, which is the highlight of the venue. Established as one of the favourite hotels in the city, Sita plans to take Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park to the next level by creating more interesting business plans and offerings for business travellers to have a comfortable stay and for millennials to relax and unwind.
Sita has a proven track record of leading and executing business strategies. She is passionate about hotels and her strength lies in her analytical skills, conflict resolution, revenue maximisation and team development. She believes and helps in building meaningful relationships with the stakeholders, guests, associates, and other members of the hotel industry. She plans on building associations that will complement and enhance the hotel’s ability to meet the needs of clients while continuing to provide innovation and expertise.
Sita holds a B.Sc degree in Hospitality Administration from IHM Kovalam, followed by an MBA degree in Human Resources Management and a PGDM in Guest Service Management from Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development. She commenced her hospitality journey by working with Oberoi Hotels for the first seven years of her career in food & beverage and room division. She joined Accor in 2014 in sales and marketing. She grew her way in sales to become Director of Sales and then moved back to operations in 2019 as Rooms Division Manager. Sita’s last assignment was at the ibis Kochi City Centre as General Manager before joining Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park at Outer Ring Road.
Sita is a state council member of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce, India, Hospitality and Tourism- Kerala chapter. Through this platform, she has conducted various activities during the second wave of the pandemic to ensure the mental well-being of not only female hoteliers but also the members of the hospitality industry as a whole.
She is a fitness enthusiast and a yoga lover. When not at work, she loves to paint, garden, and read.
“Win with compassion” is her mantra, and she believes in a lifestyle based on conscious living.