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Prashanth Kumar
Mr. Prashanth Kumar

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“Prashanth Kumar, Vice President South Asia and Business support Asia Pacific,Accor Plus”

Prashanth is a seasoned hotelier with over 23 years of global experience in countries like USA, India, New Zealand, Switzerland and Dubai. Prashanth’s top gallup strengths are – futuristic vision, ideation, activator, close proximity and realtor. His experience ranges from brand creation to concept & schematic design, hospitality expertise in luxury, midscale, economy as well as multi unit operations. He is an alumni of prestigious hotel schools like Cornell University, Glion Graduate School, Swiss Hotel Management School and IHM. 

Prashanth currently heads the South Asia business for Accor Plus as VP South Asia and Business support Asia Pacific. Accor Plus is Accor’s subscription-based loyalty program across 20 countries and over 1000 hotels. It is the Asia Pacific’s loyalty subscription programme of Accor, the world-leading augmented hospitality group. Today, Accor Plus is Asia Pacific’s most expansive travel, dining and lifestyle program with over 400,000 highly engaged and active member base that give you avenues to explore the extravagant. For business or leisure, being a member of Accor Plus you can enjoy more destinations with up to 50% off the best room rates at over 1000 hotels, resorts and holiday apartments across 20 countries. From city to sea and economy to luxury, you can also dine more with discounts on drinks and food, and  enjoy an ever growing number of exclusive member events and partner offers.

Prashanth is action driven. He seeks predicaments and enjoys his way through them because for him problems add spice to his journey.And that’s how he motivates his team too.

Someone has rightly said “Crisis does not build character, it reveals it.”  The reality of life post-COVID-19 has not fully sunk in yet, and its consequences for  the organizations, economy, and society is slowly playing out. Right now what we really need is sober yet smart, values-driven, and focused leadership. Prashanth is a master of this, His charismatic leadership has made the India Accor Plus business one of the least affected units even in the crises.

With his innovative ideas and business acumen he managed to retain all of his people without adverse effect on the finances. He has bagged three large projects in the Indian market in the year 2020 which shows his business prowess. 

He also looks at this team as a bottom line, not as a tool to get to the bottom line. While he ensures that people are the heart of his business, he always makes time for them, listening to even the faintest of the voices in the organization. His leadership has made Accor Plus a culturally strong & strategically driven organization.

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