Rise of the Luxury Serviced Residences in the Hospitality Industry

April 24, 2020

Rise of the Luxury Serviced Residences in the Hospitality Industry: Vignesh Mani

April 24, 2020: The third and fourth year students of WGSHA, along with faculty members were joined by Mr. Vignesh Mani, general manager of Oakwood Residence- Saigon, Vietnam. Mr. Mani was previously director of sales and marketing for the two Oakwood properties in Bangalore and his past experience include working at Marriott. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and is a 16th course alumnus of WGSHA.

Mr. Mani shared his valuable insights on the current business trends in the hospitality industry, along with shedding light on the key players of the industry as well as how to draw the most from every opportunity. He spoke about the ways COVID-19 has affected various aspects within the sector and how the luxury serviced residences or serviced apartment hotels are leading in the business.

The 6 main opportunities for success listed by Mr. Mani:

  1. Learning and picking up foreign language
  2. Specializing in core skills
  3. Checking for opportunities in developing countries
  4. Learning and adapting to new cultures
  5. Keeping an eye for management training programs globally
  6. Learning and being aware of the latest trends. 

The webinar session ended with Mr. Mani answering a few questions from the students and faculty.