Appointments

Nikki Keeling joins The Global Travel Group 

Nikki Keeling
The Global Travel Group has announced the appointment of Nikki Keeling as commercial manager.
Keeling will oversee the commercial department, supporting members and agents through the agency support desk and covering for current commercial director, Cherie Richards as she goes on maternity leave.


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Katherine Webster-Brown appointed General Manager of Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel  

Katherine Webster-Brown
Focus Hotels Management Ltd has announced the appointment of Katherine Webster-Brown as the new general manager of the Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel - one of the 11 Mercure-franchised properties managed by Focus Hotels across the UK. Joining Focus Hotels for the first time, Katherine brings 27 years’ hospitality industry experience to her new role. A general manager since 1996, Katherine has an extensive three- and four-star hotel background and has worked in the Hatfield area for the past 10 years.

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Marriott County Hall announces new Director of Sales

Anna Hodgins
Anna Hodgins joins the Marriott London County Hall as Director of Sales. She is making the short trip across the capital from her previous role at Marriott Grosvenor House.hort trip across the capital from her previous role at Marriott Grosvenor House.
Anna graduated with a combined BA in International Tourism Management and Events Management in 2006. Whilst she was at university she worked at the Marriott Grosvenor House on a voluntary basis in the events department.


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Corinthia Hotels appoints Jacqueline Kinsella as new 'MICE' Regional Sales Director in Germany

Jacqueline Kinsella
Corinthia Hotels has announced the appointment German-born and Düsseldorf-based Jacqueline Kinsella as Regional Director of Sales for the MICE sector in Germany. With a strong background in sales and marketing, this new role will see Jacqueline in charge of MICE sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for Corinthia’s nine hotels in Budapest, Khartoum, Lisbon, London, Malta, Prague, St. Petersburg and Tripoli.

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EVCOM announces new Board at AGM

The annual general meetings of trade bodies, Eventia and IVCA were held on Thursday 19th June at the QEII Conference Centre for the final time which also saw the adoption of the new articles of association for EVCOM and a new board for the coming year.

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Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore, welcomes Tane Picken as Resident Manager

Tane Picken, Resident Manager
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore, has announced the appointment of Tane Picken as its new resident manager. A hotelier with over 13 years of experience across China, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, Mr. Picken will assist the resort’s general manager, Ben Bousnina, in managing daily operations and developing key strategies for the 454-room resort.

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Grass Roots grows Customer Engagement division with new hires

Natalie Beecroft
Grass Roots, the world’s leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, announces several new hires in the Customer Engagement division as the team continues to grow.
The recent appointments see new expertise brought into client management with Victoria Strutt joining the team as Client Partner. Victoria joins from a long tenure at Tullo Marshall Warren were she was most recently responsible for managing the customer programmes for HSBC and Wealth Management.


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