For almost 40 years, MPS Puri has been associated with some of the finest hotels in the world, including the Peninsula Hotels (Hong Kong), Raffles Hotel, The Fullerton Hotel (Singapore), Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Halekulani (Hawaii), Hyatt Hotels and Fairmont Hotels.
His management positions include time in charge of the Raffles International portfolio, supervising development and performance in the Asia-Pacific region and roles leading operations for prestigious hotel openings, including duties as the Chief Operating Officer of the Fullerton in Singapore. Puri has also acted as Head of the Americas for GHM Hotels, where he was responsible for opening and operating The Setai, South Beach, serving as General Manager. Recently, Puri has acted as Food & Beverage consultant to Orient Express Hotels & Resorts, advising on global F&B operations.
Puri has initiated new and exciting concepts, including the Raffles Culinary Academy, the annual Raffles Hotel Wine & Food Experience and Doc Cheng’s Restaurant for Restorative Foods, which was hailed as one of the ’10 Great Restaurants of the World’ in 1997.
He has been honoured for his achievements with awards such as Wine & Dine’s first ever ‘Man of the Year’, a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Gourmet Summit in 2002 and the 2004 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as a Hotel Operator.
He is actively involved with numerous industry organisations including the American Wine & Food Society, The International Food and Beverage Forum and the Global Hoteliers Club. Other professional affiliations include Commanderie Du Bontemps De Medoc Et Des Graves, Confrerie De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs, Confrerie De Chevalier Du Tastevin and Commanderie De Bordeaux.
All this experience has been crucial in helping Puri develop his vision for Nira Hotels & Resorts. Working closely with his business partners and hard-working staff, he has created a distinct personality for Nira.