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Appointments

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers appoints new Director of Sales and Marketing

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, a social and gourmet hub in the heart of UAE’s capital, has appointed Tarek Madanat as the new Director of Sales and Marketing.


Prior to joining Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Tarek held the position of Area Director of Sales and Marketing with IHG Hotels Jordan, representing five hotels in four destinations.


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Sodexo appoints new wedding co-ordinator at the Botanics

Leading catering and events company, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, has strengthened its sales team at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in appointing Cassie Dougal as its new Wedding Co-Ordinator.  
An honours graduate from Queen Margaret University, Cassie previously worked as Sales & Events Co-Ordinator for Norton House Hotel & Spa and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role.


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London Union expands Events Team

Olivia Wylie
London Union, parent company of the successful Street Feast, has appointed Olivia Wylie as Sales & Events Executive. Wylie will report to Emma Howe who joined the expanding street food venues in October as Sales Director.
Wylie, formerly an Events Coordinator for Centaur Media managing large scale award ceremonies across the publications portfolio including Marketing Week and The Lawyer, brings with her a wealth of experience.


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Marco Polo Hotels promotes Thomas Salg

Thomas Salg
Marco Polo Hotels has promoted Mr. Thomas Salg to General Manager of its three Hong Kong properties: Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Prince Hotel and Gateway Hotel.
A seasoned hotelier, Thomas has been in the hotel industry for more than 20 years, spanning 8 countries and 3 different continents within that time. His most recent position was General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen, where he successfully achieved significant growth in financial performance, guest satisfaction and associate engagement year-on-year since joining in 2013.


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Linthwaite House appoints David Aspin as Head Chef

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Linthwaite House, part of the Leeu Collection, has appointed David Aspin to the role of Head Chef, effective immediately.
David joins the luxurious Lake District hotel from Rocca Bar & Grill (three AA Rosettes) in St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, where he was Executive Chef. He has had an illustrious, award-winning career spanning more than two decades, the highlight being the award of a Michelin star to Paul Heathcote’s Longridge Restaurant in Preston, Lancashire while David was Head Chef.


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Trainline appoints General Manager, Business and Ancillaries

Sophie Krishnan
Trainline, Europe’s largest independent rail ticket retailer, has appointed Sophie Krishnan as General Manager, Business & Ancillaries.  
Sophie will oversee Trainline for Business and will be responsible for growing ancillary, reporting to CEO, Clare Gilmartin.  
Sophie joins Trainline from Egencia, Expedia’s business travel arm where she worked for five years.  She held the role of VP Business Development & Strategy in Paris, and most recently VP Product and Marketing in London.


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Christoph Hoeflich appointed as General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen

Christoph Hoeflich
Marco Polo Hotels has appointed Mr. Christoph Hoeflich as General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen. He was previously Hotel Manager of the three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong.
Mr. Hoeflich has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, with vast international experience in Germany, Switzerland, France, India, Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Brunei.


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