Hyatt Regency Chennai has announced the appointment of Saurav Datta as its new Director of Sales & Marketing. In his new role, he will lead the sales and marketing team’s business retention and expansion efforts to drive revenue growth, and will also play a key role in advancing the hotel’s branding and communications efforts.

In addition, his previous experience with conventions and MICE, along with F&B operations, will allow him to gain a deeper and more holistic understanding of the operational aspects of the hotel industry. Datta will take the hotel’s business development goals to greater heights through strategic leadership.

In his nearly 19 years of experience in the hotel industry, he started his career in the pre-opening team of Grand Hyatt Mumbai. His career path then took him to Novotel Hyderabad Convention & Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Le Meridian Hyderabad and Le Meridian Nagpur, where he most recently served.

He rounded out his academic career with an MBA in sales and marketing and a degree in hotel management. In his spare time, he enjoys long drives and spending time with family and friends.