Rajender Araganti

Rajender Araganti

Manager Restaurants at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Lives in Hyderabad, India
over 6 months ago

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  • Manager Restaurants

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. - Europe

    March 2013 - Now

    Manager (Restaurant's) Star wood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace March' 2013 – till present. • Managing operations of the “Seasonal Tastes” an All Day Diner which over views Pool & Lawns and Atrium on the other half with Interactive live kitchens and progressive on an annual turnover of nearly US $ 2.3 million with a 220 cover plus a 70 cover open air dining and responsible of overlooking Italian specialty venue "Prego" which offers an authentic Italian hospitality to our expat guests at Mind-space. •Responsible for the hotel’s coffee shop “Daily Treats” a 24 hrs operational outlet specialized in Grab 'n' Go concept for Business class, arranging working lunch boxes with selective carved options which fits busy meal requirements also meats, cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, cakes, chocolates and with a wide variety of tea & coffee selection. •Caters to business class clients of Mindspace during week-ends extending Treats hospitality at the Alfresco serving choice of beers and s

  • Assistant Manager

    Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - Europe

    January 2010 - October 2011

    • Implemented system to train and counsel each team member with at least 40 man-hours of training per person. • Created balance between pre-opening team staff and new staff, such that there was consistency in product and process in the entire team. • Managed staff and provided them with feedback (Performance Appraisals). • Analysed and planned restaurant sales and profitability. • Created and executed plans for department sales, profit and staff development. • Fixed budgets under the guidance of Food and Beverage controller and Food & Beverage manager and taken approvals from senior management. • Designed food & beverage promotions at the outlet level and executed them. • Was instrumental in the revamp of the Alfresco service design. • Organised marketing activities, such as promotional events and discount schemes. • Innovative concepts delivered to mark up the revenues and footfalls at the outlet. • Responded to customer complaints and analysed, evaluated and taken primitive steps to overcome such com

  • Guest Service Supervisor

    The Oberoi Group - Europe

    June 2007 - December 2009

    • Held responsible for the restaurant business performance at Thai specialty (Baan Thai) and In Room Dining. • Prepared reports at the end of the business week and financial month, including staff control, food control and sales. • Implemented policies and Brand Oberoi Service Standards (BOSS) successfully. • Held responsible for maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety (HACCP). • Responded to customer complaints and analysed, evaluated and taken primitive steps to overcome such complaints and updating guest profiles with the incident reports. • Helped areas of the operational departments in the hotel when circumstances dictated. • Conducted training for staff.

  • Hotel Operations Trainee

    The Oberoi Grand - Europe

    June 2005 - June 2007

    • Handled Bar and Pool Operations while implementing brand standards (Chowringhee bar). • Co-ordinated with Food and Beverage controls while stock taking and updated Bar book at the end of the operations. • Taken responsibility of store requisitions and maintained stocks at the bar during high business time. • Entertained group check-ins at the bar and offered services in co-ordination with Front office department. • Offered In-Coach Check-ins for potential guests.


  • Post graduation

    BHMS Business & Hotel Management School - Lucerne, Switzerland

    October 2011 - October 2013

  • Diploma in hotel management

    Institute of hotel management ( Shri shanti, IHM 2) - Hyderabad, India

    June 2002 - April 2005

  • Diploma in AHLA

    Institute of hotel management ( Shri shakti, IHM 2) - Hyderabad, India

    June 2002 - April 2005


  • English
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  • Hindi
    Native or fluent
  • German
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