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Vikram Mujumdar brings International Hospitality Experience to The Westin Desaru Coast Resort (Malaysia)

Category: Asia Pacific - Malaysia - Appointments
Press release published on 2019-06-18

The resort is part of large-scale integrated holiday and event destination featuring a water theme park, conference centre and two world champion-designed golf courses.



Vikram Mujumdar appointed as General Manager of The Westin Desaru Coast Resort
Photo credit © Westin Hotels & Resorts

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort is pleased to appoint Vikram Mujumdar as General Manager of the 275-room resort. Vikram is a well-experienced and highly respected industry veteran with over two decades of knowledge of all aspects of management and operations of hotels worldwide. Over the years, his work in the industry has seen him holding key management roles in various countries across three continents.

Prior to joining the team at The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Mujumdar was most recently Task Force General Manager at The St. Regis Vommuli Resort on Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives, overseeing the team during the opening of the 77-villa luxury resort. Before this role, he was General Manager at the multi-award winning W Seoul Walkerhill in South Korea, from 2014 to 2017. The 253-room hotel was the first W-branded hotel in Asia Pacific.

At The Westin Desaru Coast Resort in Johor, located on the beautiful southeastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Mujumdar has brought his extensive industry experience to oversee and manage the processes involved during the pre-opening of the third Westin branded hotel in Malaysia. Among other things, he has recruited a high-performing executive committee and leadership team, developed the hotel’s pre-opening budget as well as put systems and guidelines in place for all departments to ensure flawless operations at the newly-opened resort.

Mujumdar was born in India, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Madras, Loyola College in Chennai, in 1991, before going on to receive his Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, New York in May 1999. Following his graduation, his began his career in the industry with a management trainee role with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts in India, and within a few years, quickly worked his way up through the ranks to hold management roles at Oberoi.

He joined Marriott International in 1999 as Revenue Analysis Manager at the Cluster Revenue Office in Boston, Massachusetts, a role he held for almost eight years. He has been with Marriott International ever since, and over the years has held various key management roles with Marriott International across the world, including Marriott hotels in the UK and Singapore; the Sheraton Grande Laguna in Phuket; The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection hotel in Phuket as well as the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mujumdar is a humble and well-respected professional amongst his colleagues, and is known for placing his team members’ well-being above all. His extensive experience in revenue management within the hospitality industry helps to ensure the success of the opening of each property he oversees, where he manages budgets and makes realistic projections for all stakeholders involved. In his spare time, Mujumdar is an avid reader who also enjoys playing tennis. He speaks fluent English, Hindi, Tamil and Marathi.

“Our guests expect the very best during their stay with us, and we are glad to meet or exceed their expectations in every way. The Westin Desaru Coast Resort is a perfect vacation destination for all the family and we look forward very much to welcoming all our guests." quoted Mujumdar.


About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in wellness for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 225 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings, including the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly Bed; game-changing gear lending program, TRX fitness equipment in signature WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studios; delicious and nutritious menu offerings, and more. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition.


About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy , replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest(SPG).

[The Westin Desaru Coast Resort]


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Passionate about human relationships, Claire participates since June 2016 in the development of the Journal des Palaces by being attentive to the specifics needs of the recruiters and applicants. Claire also writes articles for the Career section.


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