Nurture, grow and develop talent for the hospitality industry based on current expectations of the industry as a whole
Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management in Pune by The Lexicon Group of Institutes has recently joined Marriott International in India to nurture, develop and nurture talent in the hospitality industry according to the current expectations of the industry as a whole. This week marked an important milestone as Andrew Newmark – Vice President of Human Resources, Asia-Pacific (excluding China) Marriott International, Rimal Dsilva – Director of Human Resources Projects – India, Marriott International, as well as Nasir Shaikh – President- Managing Director, The Lexicon Group of Institutes & MultiFit, Gurmeet Singh – Chief Mentor, Lexicon IHM and Gladvin Rego – Principal, Lexicon IHM opened their first on-campus classroom with the hospitality giant.
Veterans, leaders and industry experts have come together to create an institute that is set to usher in a new era for hospitality education in India. The Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management grew out of hoteliers who formed the ‘Governing Council’ and came together to create a Hotel Management college ‘By the Hoteliers, For the Hoteliers’.
“What a pleasure to visit Lexicon and spend time with the team. I look forward to my next visit and the continued collaboration to develop talent in our industry,” said Andrew Newmark, vice president of human resources, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International.
As part of the agreement, Marriott International India will sponsor a class in the program and students are expected to receive mentorship and career guidance from Marriott India management. In addition, students will be supported in projects and will be exposed to real hotel priorities and challenges. Marriott India management is also expected to help design curricula, organize guest lectures, assist with executive development programs, and provide guidance in student project work. Students at the institute can benefit from the latest industry trends, creating a holistic and enhanced learning experience that would help fill the skill gaps prevalent in traditional hospitality management programs.
“The aim of the hotel school is not just to impart theoretical knowledge, but to focus on a 360° development cycle that focuses on all aspects of development, from their state of mind to health mental health, skills development, culture integration, knowledge enrichment and above all understand the importance of business integrity and leadership in a people-oriented culture.Students will have this rare opportunity to develop skillfully under the guidance and mentorship of senior leaders and industry experts. We are grateful to Marriott International for believing in this association as it will truly help us to raise the bar and work towards creating future leaders in the hospitality industry,” said Nasir Shaikh, managing director, The Lexicon Group of Institutes & MultiFit.