Specializing in luxury hotels and resorts, Rajesh has a rich experience spanning over two decades, during which he was associated with renowned hotel chains like The Leela, Hyatt, Hilton and Taj Group. His last assignment was as General Manager of The Leela Palace, Udaipur, and prior to that he was the Resident Manager of The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri.
During his 17 years of association with the Leela Group, he was an integral part of their culinary operations and played an instrumental role in transforming their F&B by introducing new standards of service and pioneering new levels of dining experiences. At The Leela Palace, New Delhi, he spearheaded the launch of one of the most comprehensive culinary portfolios in the city to much acclaim and success. Under his leadership, The Leela Palace, Udaipur saw new developments and consecutively won several accolades, including being the No. 1 Hotel in the country on TripAdvisor, and the prestigious title of the ‘World’s Best Hotel’ and ‘Asia’s Best Resort’ by Travel+Leisure in 2019.
Rajesh was conferred the Food & Beverage Professional of the Year in the Rude Food Awards 2012 by Vir Sanghvi and won the Jury Award for Outstanding Performance as General Manager in the BW Hotelier Indian Hospitality Awards 2018. He has also been recognized as the Game Changer in the F&B Trends in the Country by the Food and Nightlife Magazine.