Samit Kazi Joins SAMHI Hotel as Cluster Sales and Marketing Director


Kazi will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales and marketing for these hotels

The Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel has appointed Samit Kazi as the Sales and Marketing Director of the SAMHI Hotel Group. He will be based at the Sheraton Hyderabad and will work with Pranay Verdia, cluster general manager for SAMHI hotels. With the aim of improving the hotel’s overall business performance by dramatically increasing market share and positioning individual ownership as a market leader, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales and marketing for these hotels. .

With a total of 18 years of hospitality experience, Kazi has worked with leading brands such as Leela, Taj, Marriott and Accor. He started his career at Marriott’s flagship hotel, the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Center, in 2003. He has extensive sales experience in markets such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, all by managing unit, regional, national and global sales profiles.

During his ten-year tenure at Accor Hotels from 2011 to 2021. Kazi was part of the Accor Hotels head office, managing strategic sales for new openings and relaunch hotels. He was successful in opening the first global sales office for Accor in Mumbai and was leading the West India region for domestic and international hotels. He later took on an operational role at the Novotel Hyderabad Convention Center and managed the operations of the hotel and was also involved in the direction of sales and marketing for the unit. His last assignment was with Novotel Kochi Infopark as General Manager with a successful turnaround in hotel performance within four months of his arrival.


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