John is a seasoned Housekeeper with 39 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry, out of which he has successfully led teams of diverse professionals for more than 20 years. He commenced his career from scratch with Hilton Group back in the mid-80s when tourism was booming in Sri Lanka and later on moved to Saudi Arabia in the early 90s on managerial roles & got the opportunity to work with brands of Hilton and Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) in several cities as Jubail, Olaya, Jeddah & Al Khobar for more than a decade. It was in 2006 that he moved to the Emirates of Dubai & joined the Luxury 5 star Resort in Jumeirah, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa. He was associated with them for 5 years until he joined Chelsea Tower Hotel Apartments on Sheikh Zayed Road which was later rebranded as Al Salam Hotel Suites. During John’s tenure with them, he successfully managed 1,271 units with a big team of 79 Housekeeping & Laundry Professionals.
John’s role was pivotal in the pre opening hotel of IHG Holiday Inn Olaya Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He was responsible for setting up the housekeeping operations per the established IHG standards & launched it successfully in the allotted time.
He is currently positioned as Cluster Director of Housekeeping to manage 4 Properties for the Swiss Brand of J5 Hotel groups(J5 Rimal Hotel Apartments/J5 Hotels Port Saeed/J5 Hotels Bur Dubai /J5 Holiday Homes) based here in Dubai comprising a total inventory of 750 units.