13th April 2010, New Delhi, India: Mr. Steven Kalczynski has been appointed General Manager of The Oberoi, Mumbai, The Oberoi Group's luxury hotel on Marine Drive in South Mumbai.
With a career that spans over thirty years, Mr. Kalczynski brings to the role a wealth of luxury hospitality experience garnered at exceptional hotels and resorts across the globe.
In his new role, Mr. Kalczynski is overseeing the re-opening of The Oberoi, Mumbai. The hotel re-opens on 24th April, 2010 following extensive restoration and renovation. Mr. Kalczynski will be responsible for offering guests gracious hospitality and personalised service they have come to expect from The Oberoi Group.
"I am delighted to be a part of The Oberoi Group and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead," says Mr. Kalczynski. "The Oberoi, Mumbai is, to me, synonymous with excellence in hospitality. My endeavour would be to raise the bar even higher."
Prior to his appointment as General Manager of The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mr. Kalczynski was the General Manager at The Ballantyne, part of Starwood's Luxury Collection in Charlotte, North Carolina for almost five years. During his tenure, the hotel received a range of awards and accolades, including the AAA Four Diamond Award, Mobil Four Star Award and Starwood's Tiffany Award for the highest ranking luxury hotel worldwide with overall quality scores in 2008 and 2009. He has also spent a significant amount of time with the Sheraton Corporation, and lived and worked in China.
"We are pleased to have Steven join us as General Manager of The Oberoi, Mumbai," said Mr. Liam Lambert, President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. "He has an intimate understanding of the luxury hospitality market and I am confident that he will be a valued asset to the Oberoi family."
Further notes to the Editor:
About The Oberoi, Mumbai:
The Oberoi, Mumbai is situated in the heart of the city's business, financial and entertainment districts. Located on Marine Drive and minutes away from the many tourist attractions, the luxury hotel overlooks the ocean and the city's skyline.
The hotel will re-open on 24th April, 2010 after extensive restoration and renovation. The luxury hotel has been completely transformed to offer fresh contemporary interiors, new facilities and the latest technology. All guest rooms and suites have been renovated, and include spacious marble bathrooms.
New dining options include 'Ziya' an Indian restaurant under the direction of the Michelin starred Chef Vineet Bhatia; and 'Fenix' a new all day dining restaurant. 'Vetro', the Italian restaurant opened in association with Hotel Hassler, Rome, will continue to serve the best of traditional and modern Italian cuisine with a strong creative element. The hotel will offer a new bar and a completely redesigned lounge.
The meetings and conference facilities are ideal for exclusive and intimate business meetings and social gatherings. Recreational facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa and a fitness centre.