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44854 11 Feb 2020

Newly Appointed Director of Sales for Avani Deira Dubai Hotel

Sahil has enriched his professional experience in Dubai after having worked for local and international brands

Avani Deira Dubai Hotel, the first Avani hotel brand in the Middle East and operated by MINOR Hotels International has recently appointed Sahil Thakur as Director of Sales. 

With a robust 15 years’ journey in the hospitality sector, Sahil has enriched his professional experience in Dubai after having worked for local and international brands.  He landed his first job in Dubai on 2007 as a Group and Events Coordinator for Al Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa and then moved to Flora Park & Creek Hotel Apartments to work as an Assistant Sales Manager on 2008.  He further prospered on his career and held various positions with Dubai’s key hotel players such as Rotana and Millenium hotel brands.  His last post prior to Avani Deira Dubai Hotel was with Studio M as Pre-opening Director of Sales and Marketing.

Prior to his career journey in Dubai, he started in the hospitality industry on 2004 with Hyatt Regency New Delhi as a Front Desk Officer after graduating with B. Sc. in Hotel and Hospitality Administration from Institute of Hotel Management in Chennai, India.

Sahil reports directly to the Cluster General Manager Mr Siva Ram. Putta who also oversees the 2 other properties under Oaks Hotels & Resorts brand which also operated by MINOR Hotels International. 

Passionate and driven, Sahil will be a great addition in developing and sustaining growth of the hotel’s revenue and market share in this highly competitive market.  



About Avani Hotels & Resorts

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is the vibrant upscale brand from Minor Hotels. Offering relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations, AVANI was launched in response to an increasingly influential group of discerning travellers who appreciate stylish design and excellent service, but also demand great value. The brand currently has 16 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia, with a pipeline of further openings in Asia and the Indian Ocean. MHG has plans to grow the brand across Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.

Website: www.avanihotels.com