Suman Basu, Executive Housekeeper, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, UAE


The Housekeepers Power List 2023


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November 1, 2023
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Suman Basu, Executive Housekeeper, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, UAE

Your impact on housekeeping

I embarked on my career journey as a Housekeeping Assistant at The Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Kochi, India, steadily progressing to reach greater heights in Housekeeping. In 2008, I ventured to Singapore, where I joined the Pan Pacific Marina Bay.

In 2012, I relocated to Dubai, taking on the role of Assistant Executive Housekeeper at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. I further enhanced my expertise at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach from 2016 to 2019, serving as the Executive Housekeeper. Subsequently, I expanded my horizons by joining Shangri-La hotels in Manila, Southeast Asia. After a successful tenure in Manila, I returned to Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in 2021.

The challenges you faced in your housekeeping career 

I encountered one of the foremost challenges in my housekeeping career, which involves adapting to distinct company cultures, work ethics, and environments at each location. Moving to an unfamiliar land and integrating into a new company culture is never an easy task. I always approached these challenges with an unwavering eagerness to learn and adapt.

Your advice to fellow housekeeping professionals

For fellow housekeeping and hospitality professionals, I recommend being open to change and embracing the opportunity. In a constantly evolving world where new innovations and challenges arise daily, it is crucial to stay adaptable and keep pace with change.