NEW YORK, NY – Pradeep Raman has been named General Manager of the Forbes Five Star AAA Five Diamond Baccarat Hotel New York. In this role, he oversees the day to day operation of the flagship hotel, which reimagined the elegance and perfection of the legendary French crystal maker into a luxury lifestyle hospitality brand when it opened in March of 2015.
“We are thrilled to welcome Pradeep to the Baccarat Hotel team,” said Arash Azarbarzin, CEO, SH Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that he will continue the tradition of extraordinary service and position the Hotel for a successful reopening during these unprecedented times, as well as the brand for continued growth.”
With 25 years of industry experience, Raman most recently served as Hotel Manager for the Peninsula New York, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property. During his tenure there, he was responsible for all hotel operations, planning and support, as well as overseeing the Forbes Five Star Peninsula Spa.
Prior to this, Raman held various Hotel Operations and Food and Beverage leadership roles with The Montage Hotels, Wynn Resorts, Viceroy Hotel Group, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, and the Taj Group. He has also been part of the opening teams for The Pendry San Diego, the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton NY, and various Ritz Carlton properties. Beyond the United States, his esteemed career has taken him to Hong Kong, Istanbul, Malaysia, and numerous assignments in Europe and Asia with Peninsula Hotels.
"I am honored to be joining this dedicated team of service professionals who remain committed to offering all guests perfection of service that is aligned with Baccarat's perfection in the production of crystal," says Raman. "It gives me tremendous pride to be associated with such a legacy brand and I look forward to personally welcoming our valued guests, friends and neighbors back to the hotel," he adds.
Raman holds a post graduate diploma in Hotel Operations Management from Hotel Management School, Les Roches in Switzerland, and a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Mangalore University, India. He has continued to pursue his passion for education by participating in executive programs at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Harvard Business School.