Puneet Dutta, the General Manager of Amari Galle, was recently recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s Best General Managers in the hospitality sector by CMO Asia and World Federation of Hospitality Professionals at an award event in Colombo.
With over 20 years of experience, Dutta is an industry veteran and won the award due to his vast expertise in different aspects of the business and exceptional management and leadership qualities. In addition to running a successful five-star property, Dutta also excels in the area of managing cross-cultural environments, hotel pre-openings and property turnarounds.
“Puneet played a key role in the successful launch of the Amari brand in Sri Lanka in 2016. His career with ONYX Hospitality Group started in 2015 as opening resort manager for Amari Havodda Maldives and he continues to display the same enthusiasm and dedication in creating unique and innovative experiences to enrich guest experience and satisfaction, adapting to different cultures, and being an exemplary leader to his team. Today, under his leadership, Amari Galle is positioned as one of the top resorts on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, offering the best of Asian hospitality,” said Russell Cool, Area General Manager, ONYX Hospitality Group Sri Lanka.
“I am honoured to be a part of a distinguished group of winners. I am humbled by this recognition and would like to share this success with my passionate team. Together, we look forward to redefining Sri Lankan hospitality and enhance guest preference towards Amari which continues to expand its presence across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Dutta.
Sri Lanka’s Best General Managers (Hospitality) is endorsed by CMO Asia and World Federation of Hospitality Professionals, to give recognition to individuals who have achieved extraordinary success with innovative and effective people management and customer satisfaction practices in Sri Lanka.