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The Merchant House appoints Chalangodan F&B Director

January 12, 2022
finance & economytourism

The Merchant House, Bahrain's first 5-star boutique hotel, has appointed Ganesh Chalangodan as its new F&B director.

Chalangodan will lead the hotel's food and beverage division with new ideas and inspiration, with plans to offer exciting dining concepts while ensuring that guests continue to receive the best food and beverage experience when dining at the hotel.

With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, Chalangodan has held key management positions with some of the finest hotels in India and Maldives before joining The Merchant House family.

He holds a Master of Business Administration in Tourism and Hospitality from Brussels University and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Science and Catering Management from Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, India. Also, He has a long list of accomplishments to his name, including Best Food & Beverage Manager of the Year and Leader of the Year 2019.

Justin Kim, General Manager of The Merchant House welcomed the new Food & Beverage director and said: 'Chalangodan will lead and mentor a vibrant team to enhance the property's food and beverage offerings. We look forward to working together to implement new and exciting ideas and to creating exceptional culinary experiences and signature gourmet memories for our guests.”

Chalangodan said: 'It is an honour for me to continue to elevate The Merchant House's gastronomic experience. Hands-on leadership, as well as building relationships with our members and guests, are important to me. I am very passionate about what we do and will work hard to keep The Merchant House as one of the Kingdom's premier fine dining destinations.'

In addition, with his experience and versatility in managing high-profile hotels, Chalangodan's appointment will ensure that guests continue to have the best culinary experiences and service possible, as well as drive F&B innovation and creativity.