Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) appoints Ranjit Phillipose as Sr VP Operations, Goa

The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) appointed Ranjit Phillipose as Senior Vice President – Operations, Goa recently. A celebrated visionary for his outstanding achievements in opening new hotels and rebranding initiatives across the world, Phillipose brings a wealth of experience in exceptional hospitality leadership spanning three decades with IHCL.

An award winning hotelier with extensive global experience in hotel management, strategic leadership and brand development, Phillipose embarked on his professional journey in 1993 with IHCL at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. Over the years, he has showcased versatile skills and remarkable leadership acumen by spearheading pre-opening
task forces in Mumbai, Seychelles and Mauritius. Building on his international portfolio, he has held key positions in London, as well as the United States, including Director of Rooms at The Pierre, New York and Hotel Manager at Taj Boston.

Phillipose undertook his first general management role as General Manager – Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad and thereafter went on to lead Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives as the General Manager. In his subsequent role, as Area Director – Goa and General Manager – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa, he provided strategic leadership to the operations in the region. With his extensive experience across the organization,  Phillipose took on the role of General Manager – Taj Dubai and was promoted to Area Director UAE & Africa and General Manager – Taj Dubai. He played a crucial role in opening Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers in 2019 and effectively positioning Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai in key markets prior to being re-designated in 2022 as Area Director – Middle East & General Manager – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai.

As Goa’s tourism landscape continues to evolve, Phillipose stands at the helm of it all with a portfolio of over 30 units and a mammoth workforce of 2500 personnel, steering the brand toward new horizons of success. His people-centric approach reflects a profound belief in the power of human capital and underscores his genuine commitment to nurturing meaningful relationships within the organization and the communities it serves.

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