Raj has over 23 years’ experience in hotels across New Zealand, Australia, India and Nepal. He started his career in New Zealand at the Heritage Hotel culminating in his appointment as Food and Beverage Manager. Raj then moved to Australia with the Stamford group where he was Executive Assistant Manager at two Stamford hotels in Adelaide. More recently, he accepted General Manager roles in India with Oakwood Asia and Accor groups.
“I am excited to be back in New Zealand and to be part of such a luxurious hotel. The Langham is highly regarded in the global luxury hospitality industry and I hope to contribute to the continuous success and growth of the Langham brand,” says Mr Kakarla.