Dayya brings with him over two decades of experience in the trade and hospitality industries. A hospitality professional to the core, he looks forward to spearheading operations at Sofitel Mumbai BKC, introducing further growth through innovative strategies, and managing an effective and enthusiastic team.
Knowing that hospitality would be his path of choice, Manish completed his Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition Goa, before kickstarting his career. Notable appointments include stints as General Manager at properties across the country, including Lemon Tree, The Raintree Hotels in Chennai, and the Royal Orchid Hotels in Hyderabad, before joining Accor in 2013. Here, Manish reaped the benefits of hands-on experience at brands across the group, such as the Grand Mercure & Novotel Goa Shrem Resort, Mercure Hotel, and Lavasa International Convention Centre, followed by Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre and Hyderabad International Convention Centre, as a complex general manager.
At all the properties, Manish oversaw a mix of business and leisure guests, as well as a thriving events & MICE segment, thus allowing him to keep an active finger on the pulse of leisure and business travel trends. His wealth of experience in metro, leisure, and tier 2 cities allows for a multi-dimensional approach when welcoming guests, launching new offerings, and working with diverse teams. What’s more, his varied roles and expansive approach to hospitality, and a decade of Accor experience make him a perfect fit for Sofitel Mumbai BKC’s seamless blend of the French way of life and warm Indian hospitality.