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Akshay Sood Director of Food & Beverage, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Akshay Sood has been appointed as the Director of Food & Beverage at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. In his new role he will be responsible for managing the overall operations of the food and beverage department and delivering excellent guest experiences. He will be leading the Food & Beverage team and his role entails introduction of new menus, upholding Westin’s brand standards, ensure high quality service, increase food & beverage profitability, and conceptualize brand centric wellness food & beverage offerings. 

Akshay is a highly result oriented, versatile hospitality professional. He is a dynamic individual with decisive leadership, management and guidance skills with a proven ability to manage operations in intensely competitive environments. He believes in taking risks and synergizing operations to enhance employee performance for peak organizational effectiveness.


His career began as a Management trainee in Food and Beverage department, with Park Hotels group. He brings along with him an experience of luxury brands like Kempinski and JW Marriott with exposure in restaurants and events which enable him to have a holistic approach to Food and Beverage Management. His expertise lies in handling a diverse range of functions entailing Start up’s, F&B Operations, Training and Budgeting. 

In his leisure time, Akshay likes to listen to music and play with his son. 

About The Westin Mumbai Garden City:

Located in close proximity to the International airport as well as business and shopping centers, The Westin Mumbai Garden City is the perfect combination of comfort and convenience for any traveller. The property lives by the brand’s signature ‘Let’s Rise’ program that communicates Westin’s commitment to its guests’ well-being before, during and after their stay. Conceptualized around the Six Pillars of Wellness - Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well, The Westin Mumbai Garden City offer guests a holistic wellness experience within the city. With an inventory of 268 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms & suites, the hotel houses distinct F&B outlets such as Seasonal Tastes, Prego, Kangan, Splash and Eighteen The Lounge, which serve an array of palatable flavors from around the world. Guests can also experience offerings such as the iconic award-winning Heavenly® Bed, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ provides exuberant spa treatments integrated with natural therapies, the RunWESTIN™ that provides scenic three and five mile running maps to help guests stay fit and find the best route to explore the surroundings on foot, with the Run Concierge for group runs, Westin Gear Lending with New Balance® and more.

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