Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Kelly Hoen as the area general manager for Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. She is responsible for sustained operational excellence at both properties and direct oversight of sales strategy, market planning and revenue management.
Dusit Thani Maldives has appointed German national Niclas Prokop as its new director of sales and marketing. Prokop joins from his most recent role as chief commercial officer at Azulik Hotel & Maya Spa, Mexico, and brings with him 24 years of experience working for international tour operators.
Mangalis Hotel Group has appointed Assita Kone as the group director of sales and marketing. She will be leading the group’s ambitious sales and marketing team across West Africa, with its exciting portfolio of brands, Noom Hotels (upper upscale), Seen Hotels (upper mid-scale) and Yaas Hotels (lifestyle).
City Seasons Hotel Group has appointed Thanos Tsinias as cluster director of rooms and revenue management for its Dubai hotels. Tsinias joined City Seasons in 2012 for the opening of the flagship Royal Rose Hotel in Abu Dhabi and was part of the pre-opening team of City Seasons Towers in Burjuman in 2016.
City Seasons Hotel Group has promoted Emile Saadeh to group director of sales – leisure. Saadeh joined the City Seasons Group with an extensive sales background. He was sales manager of Royal Rose Hotel in Abu Dhabi and was promoted to cluster assistant director of sales – travel trade in February 2016.
The International Association of Hotel General Managers (IAHGM), has appointed Anthony Liddiard to its board of governors. Liddiard has over 35 years’ experience as a senior executive across the hospitality industry, including a long career with IHG, spearheading its growth in the UAE and Qatar as director of operations.
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has appointed Milan Drager as general manager of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa. With 20 years of experience in the industry, the German national joins the team to lead the repositioning of the iconic Muscat hotel after more than a decade in operation.
Jumeirah Group has appointed Swiss national Stefan Bollhalder as managing director, Madinat Jumeirah. Bollhalder brings to Jumeirah more than 30 years’ experience in luxury hospitality from Switzerland, New Zealand, Brunei, Indonesia, Germany, Nepal, Azerbaijan, China, Hong Kong and France.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
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