Robinsons Hotels and Resorts welcomes home the multi award-winning hotel General Manager, Mr. Barun Jolly as its new Senior Vice President – Business General Manager who will lead one of the biggest and most diversified hotel portfolio in the country.
Once the General Manager of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila until 2022, Mr. Barun carries with him more than twenty-five years of his signature progressive leadership and management style across various 5-star establishments and international brands in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, such as the Crowne Plaza, Grand Hyatt, The Oberoi, Hyatt Regency and Radisson Blu.
“I am very happy to be back home in Manila, most especially with RHR. This is an exciting time to join back in because of the developments happening with its brands and outlets. RHR is poised to be a truly world class hospitality company,” said Barun.
As SVP-BUGM of the hotel group, Barun will be handling all of Robinsons Hotels’ local brands including the essential value Go Hotels and Go Hotels Plus, boutique type Summit Hotels and Resorts, mid-luxury Grand Summit and the first and only Filipino 5-star luxury hotel – Fili.
He will also oversee the performance of RHR’s international brands that include Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Holiday Inn Manila, and the new addition into the fold, The Westin Manila.
His strategic insights from his expansive Southeast Asian hospitality experience and excellent commercial acumen are set to bring Robinsons Hotels and Resorts towards greater heights of success. He holds a master’s diploma in Business Administration, Major in Sales & Marketing from Symbiosis Distance Learning; a Diploma in Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management (NCHM) in Jaipur.
However, his love for learning earned him an additional certification in hospitality business acumen’ HSMAI with 98% score in the United States; a Cornell executive development program marketing academy and IHG Revenue Academy
His accolades include being awarded twice for 2015 and 2016’s most coveted IHG Ten Club Award for those successfully exceeding all 10 winning metrics; Hospitality Superstar by Asia Pacific Tourism and Travel Federation in July 2019; and the Most Enterprising General Manager of The Year issued by World Travel brands.
Barun’s timely arrival into the group is also welcomed by Robinsons Hotels & Resort’s recent wins in the Philippine Property Awards 2023 with three awards for Fili Hotel as Best Architectural Design, Best Interior Design and Best Hotel Development, and the Best Operational Hospitality Portfolio for the entire group of Robinsons Hotels.
“I am very much excited working with some of the industry’s finest here in RHR. I’ll make sure we will all have a fantastic time together bringing the brand further and grander.”