Taj Group appoints Sarabjeet Singh as Area Director, Sri Lanka and Maldives
In his new role, as well as the Taj Saumdra, four other properties will fall under his care. He will also be overseeing Colombo’s Airport Garden Hotel, Vivanta by Taj Bentota and the two Taj properties in the Maldives – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and Vivanta by Taj, Coral Reef Maldives. These five hotels employ a workforce of approximately 1,200 associates.
With over 27 years of experience in the TAJ Group, Sarabjeet Singh is a hospitality industry veteran. He arrives in Colombo from the Taj Krishna in Hyderabad, where he held the position of director of operations for GVK Hotels. He has spent time in Taj properties around the world.
He started his career as a Hotel Management Trainee at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai in 1988. Over the course of the next quarter of a century, he continued to grow and develop in his career. He went on to be part of the management team at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, Vivanta by Taj- Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai and Taj Lake Palace- Udaipur to name a few.
This is Singh’s second appointment in Sri Lanka. Previously, he was part of the opening team at the Vivanta by Taj in Bentota.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Punjab University and Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology from Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Madras.