Udayan Damodharan Appointed New Director of Talent and Culture at Novotel Goa

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With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Udayan Damodharan brings his extensive knowledge to Novotel Goa Resort & Spa and Novotel Goa Candolim. Having spent 14 years with Accor, Udayan is poised to elevate talent acquisition, employee engagement, and leadership development at both properties.

In his new role, Udayan will focus on fostering a positive and inclusive work environment. He plans to attract and retain top talent, develop comprehensive training platforms, and implement initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the property’s workforce.

Udayan is committed to creating an environment where staff can thrive and participate in Accor’s development programs. He aims to build a diverse workforce by collaborating with training institutions, partnering with hotel schools, and using social media for active recruitment.

Udayan’s experience includes pre-opening and successfully launching several properties across India, including Accor’s Grand Mercure Bangalore and Novotel Kolkata. He is also dedicated to social responsibility, encouraging hotel staff to engage in CSR initiatives.

“I am thrilled to join Novotel Goa Resort & Spa and Novotel Goa Candolim,” said Udayan Damodharan. “Goa’s hospitality sector is booming, and Novotel is perfectly positioned to capitalize on this trend. Both properties are undergoing leadership transformations, and I am confident that my experience will help the team achieve its goals. I am passionate about creating a work environment where employees feel valued and empowered to grow their careers, which is crucial for attracting and retaining top talent in Goa’s dynamic hospitality market.”

Sachin Maheshwary, General Manager of Novotel Goa Resort & Spa and Novotel Goa Candolim, expressed his excitement: “I’m delighted to welcome Udayan to the Novotel Goa team. His passion for hospitality and proven track record with Accor properties, especially in pre-openings, make him a perfect fit. Udayan’s commitment to employee development aligns perfectly with our focus on creating a thriving workplace culture. I have no doubt he’ll play a key role in attracting and retaining the best talent, allowing our team to continue exceeding guest expectations.”

Udayan’s journey into the hospitality industry began after earning his diploma in Personnel Management. Despite initially knowing little about the industry, he found the fast-paced world of hotels exciting and has been a part of it ever since. A great team player focused on delivering exceptional guest service, Udayan’s interests extend beyond business. He understands the intricacies of hotel operations and deeply cares about his employees, striving to help them grow in their careers.

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