The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Goa’s foremost hospitality operator and leader in the tourism sector appoints Mr. Ranjit Phillipose as Senior Vice President – Operations, Goa. A celebrated visionary for
his outstanding achievements in opening new hotels and rebranding initiatives across the world, Mr.Phillipose brings a wealth of experience in exceptional hospitality leadership spanning three decades with IHCL.

An award-winning hotelier with extensive global experience in hotel management, strategic leadership and brand development, Mr. Phillipose embarked on his professional journey in 1993 with IHCL at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. Over the years, he has showcased versatile skills and remarkable leadership acumen by spearheading pre-opening task forces in Mumbai, Seychelles and Mauritius. Building on his international portfolio, he has held key positions in London, as well as the United States, including Director of Rooms at The Pierre, New York and Hotel Manager at Taj Boston.

Mr. Phillipose undertook his first general management role as General Manager – Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad and thereafter went on to lead Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives as the General Manager. In his subsequent role, as Area Director – Goa and General Manager – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa, he provided strategic leadership to the operations in the region. With his extensive experience across the organization, Mr. Phillipose took on the role of General Manager – Taj Dubai and was promoted to Area Director UAE & Africa and General Manager – Taj Dubai. He played a crucial role in opening Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers in 2019 and effectively positioning Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai in key markets prior to being re-designated in 2022 as Area Director – Middle East & General Manager – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai.

Mr. Phillipose has garnered prestigious global recognition for his noteworthy initiatives throughout his career. He was featured in the esteemed Forbes Middle East Top 100 Travel & Tourism Leaders 2023, strengthening his reputation as a key influencer of the travel and tourism sector in the region. For seven consecutive years, he has been recognised by Hotelier Middle East in the Executive Power 50 List. His recent achievement of International Achiever of the Year – Hospitality at the 2023 PATWA International Travel Award at ITB, Berlin further reinforced his rank as a distinguished professional in the global hospitality sphere. Notably, Mr. Phillipose has also received esteemed honours including the JRD Tata Award for Quality and Excellence.

As Goa’s tourism landscape continues to evolve, Mr. Phillipose stands at the helm of it all with a portfolio of over 30 units and a mammoth workforce of 2500 personnel, steering the brand toward new horizons of success. His people – centric approach reflects a profound belief in the power of human capital and underscores his genuine commitment to nurturing meaningful relationships within the organization and the communities it serves.

About The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Goa

The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as India’s Strongest Brand 2023 as per Brand Finance;  SeleQtions , a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment; amã Stays & Trails, the first branded product in the homestay market in India; Qmin, a gourmet culinary and food delivery platform by IHCL; and TajSATS air catering.

With the introduction of Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa in 1974, IHCL became pioneers in establishing Goa as one of the most popular tourist destinations and welcoming the world to India’s Sunshine State. Encompassing a footprint of 32 unique destinations across the state and over 1500 rooms, IHCL continues to transform Goa’s tourism landscape while constantly striving for the local communities to share in the benefits of its presence.