Priya Gurnani

Priya Gurnani

Recruiter & Business Developer at StratPartners International
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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To become an all-rounder in the Hospitality Industry. Passion for creating the best moments for guests, clients & team-members alike


7 years and 2 months

  • Recruiter & Business Developer

    StratPartners International - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    August 2019 - August 2020 · 1 year and 1 month

    > Developed company website from scratch for the first time > Successfully recruited two candidates for a Leadership position > Secured a company as long-term client during HR Summit 2019 > Assisted in successfully organizing a training program for 12 persons face- to-face as well as virtual

  • Freelance Travel Consultant

    Holidayme - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    April 2019 - January 2020 · 10 months

    Designed itineraries for travelers who then became regular travel bookers with the company

  • Temporary Payroll Accountant

    Al Tayer Group - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    August 2016 - November 2017 · 1 year and 4 months

    > Successfully ran June & August payroll for all joint venture companies, independently for the first time > Increased team productivity by 60% through timeous processing of End of Service and travel LPOs

  • Guest Services Executive - Rooms Division

    Jumeirah Creekside Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Front Office reception
    September 2014 - February 2016 · 1 year and 6 months

    > Awarded Employee of the Month (June ’15) for achieving the highest number of positive guest comments, scoring 90% in LQA check-out and flawless co-ordination with other departments > Top up-seller for a week consistently and highest scorer in reservation quality points with walk-ins

  • Hospitality Coordinator

    Choithram - Pre-opening Cafe Vienna - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B other
    November 2012 - July 2014 · 1 year and 9 months

    > Created a Standard Operating Procedures manual specific to the Café > Initiated techniques for profit-maximization and customer relations

  • Management Trainee

    Hilton Dubai Jumeirah - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Rooms division
    March 2010 - August 2010 · 7 months

    > Managed a team of 7-8 housekeepers and created a safe and empowering atmosphere which was reflected in the high-quality of daily services > Trained the team on a Standard Operating Procedure each week

  • Operations Trainee

    Grand Hyatt Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B service
    February 2009 - August 2009 · 7 months

    > Recognized by regular and mystery guests for exceptional service > Initiated cost-saving techniques for maximum utilization of resources with minimum expenses


  • Hotel Revenue Management Certificate

    eCornell | Online Learning by Cornell University

    February 2020 - June 2020

    Developed Action Plans for Hotel Departments, Restaurants & Golf Courses

  • MBA in Hospitality Management

    The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    September 2013 - November 2014

    Completed a research and dissertation titled “5-star Hotel Department Leaders’ Perceptions on Psychological Empowerment of Employees”

  • BBA (Honors) in Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management

    HIM Hotel Institute Montreux [ SEG ] - Montreux, Switzerland

    February 2011 - June 2011

  • Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management

    SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School [ SEG ] - Switzerland

    September 2008 - January 2011


4 languages

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Hindi

    Native or fluent

  • French

    Limited working

  • Arabic


Personal information


  • Indian

Date of birth

June 01st 1990

Driving License



7 skills

  • Civilsoft
  • Excellent interpersonal
  • F&B micros
  • Handling complaints
  • Hotel Opera PMS System
  • Microsoft ofice
  • Oracle
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