Award-Winning General Manager Brings Expertise to Sarasota’s Finest Luxury Resort
SARASOTA, FL (September 2021) – The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, a luxury landmark located on Florida’s central Gulf coast, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajesh (Raj) Khubchandani as the resort’s General Manager. Khubchandani will oversee all resort, residence, beach club, and golf club operations, while reinforcing the beloved traditions most emblematic to the iconic property celebrating its 20thanniversary this year.
A seasoned hotelier for over 28 years, Khubchandani brings a wealth of experience to his new position having worked in numerous countries. An award-winning and well-respected leader within Marriott International, Inc., he most recently served as Vice President of Luxury Brand Operations. Prior to this, he held several leadership positions at other Ritz-Carlton properties including General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Towers, Boston Common, and opening Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles.
“The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has provided its guests and members with an unparalleled luxury resort experience for two decades, and I am delighted to join this outstanding team to continue the legacy of excellence,” said Khubchandani. “Sarasota is a charming urban destination and elegant coastal retreat that continues to attract visitors from around the world – and I consider myself incredibly lucky to lead a talented team in such a stunning destination during its centennial year.”
A native of India, Khubchandani is a graduate of the University of Calcutta, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, and majored in Economics and Finance. He also studied Strategic Hospitality Management at Cornell University and finished his post-graduate studies at the Oberoi Center of Learning and Development in New Delhi, India. He is passionate about tennis and enjoys hiking with his family.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
A luxury landmark on Florida’s central Gulf coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is conveniently located near the city center overlooking Sarasota Bay, just minutes from premier arts venues, nature sanctuaries, distinctive shopping, fishing and watersports. Named one of the Top Golf Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, this destination resort is also home to The Ritz- Carlton Spa, Sarasota, named the #3 Spa in the U.S. and Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. In addition to a Gulf-front Beach Club, Tom Fazio-designed Golf Club, Spa and Wellness Center, children’s recreation programs and 266 guest rooms with Ritz-Carlton Club Level accommodations, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers 218 Residences and a private country club-style Membership.