The Arora Group has appointed Marcelo Mendonca as Talent and Culture Manager in a newly created role to drive recruitment, planning and activity at one of the UK’s largest private hotel owner operators.
Marcelo will be responsible for working alongside the Arora Group’s senior management team to manage recruitment, succession planning and youth strategy activities including work experience, internships and graduate schemes. Marcelo will also support the Arora Group in new openings and rebranding projects.
Anne Davey, Group Talent and Culture Director at Arora Group, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Marcelo to the Arora family. Marcelo brings exceptional credentials and experience with him, and will be a strong asset for the group in continuing to support local communities through school work experience, company branding and in expanding our ever-growing team.”
Marcelo joins the Arora Group from Hilton Worldwide, where he worked for eight years, most recently as Talent Acquisition Director. Marcelo has a strong human resources and hospitality background in both UK and International companies, and has held several positions in these fields including HR Manager and HR Officer.
Marcelo Mendonca added: “I’m delighted to be joining the Arora Group at such an exciting time in the company’s growth. With the likes of Accor, IHG, Marriott and Hilton in the Arora Group portfolio, I’m looking forward to working alongside some of the world’s leading hotel brands and excited to share my expertise to further enhance the group in recruiting the best talent in this competitive market.”
The Arora Group is a successful UK-focused private group of companies. Marcelo’s appointment comes at a time when the Arora Group employs over 2,200 people, which is due to increase by the end of the financial year. The Arora Group operates in excess of 4,000 bedrooms with over 1,100 bedrooms currently under construction across three hotels within its portfolio.