Staff Reporter –
Kolkata – a special Meet and Greet session was organised at ibis Kolkata Rajarhat to introduce their new General Manager “Ms Amita Mishra” to eminent personalities from the city of joy. The evening witnessed an eclectic gathering of representatives from various walks of lifewho dropped by to wish the new GM on her new stint in Kolkata. The evening also witnessed a musical performance by popular singer Abhishek Natta.
The party also had a lot of eminent people like Alexey Idamkin, the Hony Russian CG in Kolkata, popular actors KoneenicaBanerjee, Sean Banerjee Sayantani Guhathakurta, Bengal selector Sambaran Banerjee, Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua, danseuse Sudarshan Chakraborty, folk singer Dipannita Acharya and a group of corporates and business guests.
Amita is the only female General Manager in the hotel industry in Kolkataat the moment. Hailing from Bihar and settled in Gurgaon, Ms Mishra loves to travel and enjoys working in hospitality industry. She’s excited about her new role in the city and looks forward to cultural pursuits which attracted her to Kolkata.
“I feel very proud & honoured to be a part of this contemporary hotel brand and looking forward to grow with the hotel in coming future. ibis is a modern hotel brand that carries an essence of being young, fun, vibrant and open to all. The philosophy of art and culture that ibis believes in, captures the vibe of Kolkata perfectly & has been received very well by the local & international guests alike”, she said.
When asked about how ibis has fared since its opening in Kolkata she says, “ibis Kolkata is blessed with love and affection of the people of city of Joy, we have always been welcomed with open arms. Since the opening in Kolkata, ibis Kolkata Rajarhat was able to achieve many milestones one after the other and the credit goes to all the people who have supported us through the times and remain to be with us in our journey. We became the first hotel in the ibis portfolio to start the trend of Wedding Functions successfully”.
About Amita Mishra:
Amita Mishra, her roots are from Bihar and she’s settled in Gurgaon. She holds an MBA degree and started her career with Adecco group in HR field in 2004 and after which she moved to the hotel industry in 2006 worked for almost a year and a half with Crowne plaza Gurgaon as HR officer. She worked for over a decade as HR professional in corporates and hotels.
In 2019 she took up the challenge as director of rooms at ibis Gurgaon for 2.5 years. Her name was shortlisted for nominations for hotelier India awards for director of rooms along with room person of the year 2019 . Prior to ibis Kolkata she was operations manager at ibis Chennai Sipcot for almost 2 years . She was awarded with “Hotelier India Awards ” for “HR Person of the year 2018”. She was also Awarded for Top 100 HR Minds in India by World HRD Congress in 2018 and for “Lowest Attrition” in India 2018 by accor and also for “Linking Generations “in India 2018by Accor. She has been Cerrtified Accor Academy trainer. The first effective human resources professional to move into operations and advance to the position of general manager in a four-year period.
She likes travelling and meeting new people, to understand their culture. In her free time she likes to read fiction books.
About ibis: Since 1974, ibis has been a trailblazing brand, open and welcoming to all. Ibis hotels are beloved by travelers and locals for their contemporary style, vibrant social hubs, rooms that feel like home, lively bars, satisfying dining options, and easy mobile check-in experience. The brand is known for its passion for live music, offering guests playlists curated for every mood and access to exclusive gigs with up-and-coming musicians. No matter where in the world a guest may travel, ibis always feels like the right place to be. With over 1,200 hotels in 65+ countries, ibis is recognized across the globe as the leading brand in economy hospitality. Ibis is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries