Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021
ibis, a smart economy brand from the Accor stable, has announced the appointment of Sita Lekshmi as the General Manager of ibis Kochi City Centre.
The appointment of Lekshmi is a testament to ibis’ belief in women leadership. In her new role, she will be responsible for the operational success, lead hotel’s hiring, finance, budgets, and overall management of the property.
Sita Lekshmi comes with over 15 years of Hospitality experience including 6 years with Accor India. After spending 7 years in hotel operations, she joined Accor in April 2014 as Sales Manager for Novotel & ibis Chennai Sipcot and eventually handled the role of Associate Director of Sales for same hotels.
She joined the preopening team of Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road as Director of Sales in January 2018 and was instrumental in the successful opening and positioning of the hotel in the market.
Lekshmi comes with a strong operational experience in her initial career journey before moving to Sales. She was part of the India Executive Leadership Program (IELP) in 2017 and as part of her career progression moved to ibis Chennai City Centre as Rooms Division Manager in June 2019.
Commenting on the new appointments, Mr. Sylvain Laroche, Director of Operations, ibis & ibis Styles, India said that they are proud to announce the appointment of a women leader. Lekshmi will be playing a key role in the day-to-day operations as well as the management of our Kochi property. I extend a warm welcome and congratulate her on new role.
Commenting on her appointment, Sita Lekshmi, General Manager, ibis Kochi City Centre said that she has been a part of the Accor family for over 6 years now. She is now excited to embark on my journey as the General Manager at ibis Kochi City Centre. I look forward to serving the best and take ibis to great heights.