By Japan K Pathak
Recently the international Hotel giant JW Marriott launched it’s new truly international five-star hotel ‘Courtyard by Marriott’ on Ahmedabad’s Satellite road near SG Highway. This is Marriott’s first hotel in Gujarat.
On the launching day only, the news arrived that the newly launched facility would be hosting IPL-3 cricket teams coming to Ahmedadad. “We are excited about it,” said Jeffrey Tyler, General Manager speaking with Gujarat Money.
A young and tall Jeff Tyler is American who was born in Los Angeles, and educated in South California. Jeff stays in the city of Ahmedabad for last 11 months. He finds his stay here exiting thanks to “very normal traffic, smooth life, warm straightforward people, excellent electricity and water supply and lower crime rate”. Jeff is fascinated by the fact that he has not found “even a single man in this city who has not some or other connection abroad”.
Prior to joining Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad, Jeff played a key role during his tenure at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort, Renaissance Seoul and Renaissance Kuala Lumpur. His work took him to Paris, the Caribbean, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and many other places.
Jeff expects 70% occupancy at Ahmedabad’s Courtyard by Marriott this year. He is optimistic for good business in Ahmedabad “looking at new international airport and larger projects that are happening.”
Marriott has been declared one of the best employers in country time and again, and Jeffery endorses this when we ask about. He says: “here is the chain where a Front Office Manager can become General Manager in two years. The only limiting factor is yourself. Nobody is going to stop you from succeeding as long as you are proving yourself and doing things right.”
I caught Jeff for today’s issue of Business Speak in the basement of the grand hotel structure where beautiful and peaceful meeting rooms are located.
Our lucid conversation over a cup of coffee lasted for about 20 minutes(recorder on) plus another 25 minutes(recorder off).
The recording(about 20 minutes) is presented above.