Lyfe Hotels appointed Prakash Shankar as General Manager for their recently launched hotel property in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Shankar brings an abundance of experience spanning around 22 years in the hospitality industry. He has been associated with globally renowned hotel brands with a proven track record of successfully pre-opening, rebranding and managing operations across India.
Shankar will be overseeing a wide range of tasks aimed at ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the hotel and delivering high-quality guest experiences in his new role. In the past, Mr. Prakash Shankar has worked with several reputed hotel brands like Taj, Marriott, Zuri, Carlson & Radisson in different roles and capacities.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonal Sahoo, Director and Promoter, Lyfe Hotels, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Prakash Shankar to our family and warmly congratulate him on becoming the General Manager of Lyfe Hotels. He brings with him an incredible wealth of knowledge and fresh ideas that will enable community engagement, sustainability, growth and expansion, and meaningful collaborations. We believe his expertise can solidify our presence in the region and establish our brand as a hospitality leader. We are confident that his impressive track record in delivering operational excellence will create and shape our brand’s story to new levels of luxury and success in Bhubaneswar and beyond.”
Speaking about his appointment, Shankar said, “I am thrilled to be joining Lyfe Hotels leadership team. As a General Manager, being at the forefront of the hotel staff, overseeing operations and always ensuring guest satisfaction will be of topmost priority for me. I personally follow the philosophy of ‘People First’, be it guest or employee which is achieved by establishing shared values, balancing accountability with autonomy, and modelling by example. I am looking forward to bringing my experience to my role and working with the dynamic team at Lyfe Hotels and The World Hotels and Resorts. I am determined to do my best to strengthen the brand and will ensure that all our patrons have memorable experiences at our property.”
Shankar is an alumnus of Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi university. During his professional journey, he has acquired skills such as Strategic Planning, Quality Assurance, General Administration, Resource Management, P&L Management, Training & Development to name a few. To ensure consistent service excellence, he would focus on investing in employee training and development programs, promoting a positive work culture to foster a motivated and skilled workforce that’s passionate about delivering exceptional guest engagement and experiences.