Top International Business Suites & Hotel in Pune, India gets new General Manager

Pune, India, October 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) Marriott International, the leading world-wide lodging company appointed Ms. Ranju Alex as the General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott, Pune Hinjewadi.

In her new role, Ranju will lead Courtyard by Marriott, Pune Hinjewadi and will be responsible for all the aspects of the day to day management and operations of the property. She joins the Marriott Group after being the officiating General Manager at the Oberoi Grand Hotel, Kolkata. Ranju brings with her close to two decades of valuable experience in management and operations, in various capacities spanning over multiple designations in the hospitality industry. She began her career as a Management Trainee in the prestigious Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development (OCLD) and went on to achieve a gold medal in the programme. Being with the top notch brand at the Oberoi Grand Hotel, Kolkata, Ranju moved on the ladder in roles varying from Housekeeping Manager, Rooms division Manager to the Officiating General Manager. An outright operations person, Ranju’s credo has always been Guest Satisfaction.

Welcoming the appointment, Mr. Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President said, “Ranju Alex is an accomplished hotelier and we are delighted to have her join the Marriott Group. We are confident that the Hinjewadi property will scale greater heights of success under her guidance and caliber”.

A perfectionist and a passionate professional, Ranju Alex is believes in delivering excellence in everything she does. She is recognized for her exemplary achievements, leadership qualities and unrelenting commitment to her role. Her appointment continues to support the new strategic direction of the Group's growth and future plans.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under theMarriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion.