Arun Bakhshi

Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology at IHM & CT, Chennai

Houston, Texas.77056, USA
Citizen of United States of America


Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hotel Aurora Towers, Pune, India - Dec.2011 to Present

Currently direct and execute the hotel’s operations and strategic planning through

  • Mobilizing marketing & sales initiatives,
  • Forecasting Revenues and budgeting expenses
  • Implementing systems and procedures,
  • Formulating policy, Directing and motivating the management team
  • Ensuring that the standard operating procedures are strictly adhered
  • Streamlining communication with the personnel through the team of Managers
  • Mentoring Human Resource Training and Development
  • Responsible for all aspects of the business and operations of the Hotel Company.

Managing Member, President & General Manager at Raab & East India Restaurants Company LLC, Houston, TX.USA - Jan 2006 to Sept.2011

As The President and General Manager I set up, owned and operated and sold

  • Fine dining specialty cuisine restaurants and bar lounge
  • Yatra Indian Brasserie
  • Mumbai Spice- a fine dining Indian restaurant
  • Butterfly High Lounge and Club Bar Bollywood

Director Food and Beverage at Hampshire Hotels & Resorts & Bombay Palace Restaurants Group, 200 West 55th St. Suite 42New York, NY 10019 - March 1993 to Dec.2005:

The Hampshire Hotels & Resorts Group owns and operates a variety of hotel brands in New York and Canada. Some of the hotels in New York City include The New York Plaza, The Best Western President, Dream, Knight, The Chatwal, and The Dream Downtown besides a number of other franchise properties. The group also owns and operates the largest chain of fine dining upscale Indian Restaurants worldwide under the brand name Bombay Palace.
As a Director, I was responsible for:

  • Directing the Food and Beverage departments of the hotels as well as the Bombay Palace Restaurants.
  • Acquired built and operated the Indian Restaurants in  New York City New York, Long Island New York, Houston Texas, Mexico City Mexico, and Bar lounges in New York City for the company.

Experience in India - 1980-1992

  • General Manager  Hotel Aurora Towers, Pune India (1989;1992)
  • General Manager at President Hotel, Chennai, India (1985-1988)
  • Assistant Manager, Accommodation at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, India (1984-1985)
  • Food and Beverage Manager at Hotel Ramada Inn Palm Grove, Mumbai , India (1983-1984)
  • Restaurant Manager at Lambasons Hotels Pvt Ltd - Hotel Fidalgo Goa,Chopsticks  restaurants , Mumbai, India(1982-1983)
  • Senior Captain at Centaur Hotel , Mumbai Airport, Mumbai, India(1981-1982)
  • Senior Captain at Holiday Inn Juhu Beach, Mumbai ,India(1980-1981)
  • Management Trainee at Hotel Taj Coromandel, Chennai, India (1979-1980)


Please contact mefor more assignments on setting up Hotel and Restaurant Projects, specialty services, Personality development, Staff grooming, organizing Food Festivals, writing Hotel Management Books and also serve faculty services.

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