Despite the current economic downturn, Preferred Hotel
Group is continuing to invest in top talent with the appointment of six
John Ueberroth, Chairman and CEO, Preferred
Hotel Group, said, ďPreferred Hotel Groupís focus on sales and
commitment to strong regional leadership sets us apart from the
competition. This year will be very challenging and the expanded
Executive Team will enable us to work smarter as partners with our
member hotels. Iím sure they will be fundamental to our success in
The six new hires include:
∙ Bruno Chiaruttini,
Area Managing Director - Continental Europe: Bruno is based in the
Barcelona office as Area Managing Director for Continental Europe.
Well respected amongst fellow hoteliers, Bruno has spent most of
his career in hotel sales and marketing positions including
InterContinental Hotel Group, Le Meridien and most recently
∙ Jonathan Newbury,
Regional Director and Vice President of Brand Development -
Central America: Jonathan is based in the Chicago office as
Regional Director for Central America and Vice President of Brand
Development. He has over 15 years experience in the hotel sector,
with previous roles at Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Original
Holiday, APS Select, Hilton International and Thistle Hotels.
∙ Daniel Reid,
Director of Global Sales - UK: Daniel is based in the London
office as Director of Global Sales for the UK. His career began
with FMCG sales with Coca Cola, Reed Elsevier and Scottish &
Newcastle before moving onto hospitality sales with Thistle Hotels
and St. Jamesís Hotel & Club (a member of Preferred Boutique).
Danielís most recent role in the hotel sector was with Profile
∙ Keisuke Kishi, Director of Global Sales -
Japan: Kishi-san is based in the Tokyo office as Director of
Global Sales for Japan, bringing with him a strong senior sales
background in Japanese luxury hotels. Starting his career with
Hilton, Kishi-san moved to the Park Hyatt Tokyo and later held the
position of Assistant Director of Sales at the Mandarin Oriental
Tokyo, prior to joining the team at Preferred Hotel Group.
∙ Anna Jones,
Director of Global Sales - Northern California: Anna is based in
San Jose as Director of Global Sales for Northern California.
Previous roles include Director of Sales for Hyatt Regency
Monterey and later for The Lodge at Pebble Beach (a member of
Preferred Hotels & Resorts).
∙ Jason Schellenberg,
Director of Leisure Sales - Europe: Jason is based in the London
office as Director of Leisure Sales for Europe. His background
includes the role of Senior Sales Manager at the Old Course Hotel,
St Andrewís (Scotland), and experience in the leisure and meetings
& incentive agency markets. Jason is an expert in the Golf Leisure
market, and was previously Golf Sales & Marketing Manager at
MacDonald Hotels & Resorts.
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