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Executive Appointments at Preferred Hotel Group

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Despite the current economic downturn, Preferred Hotel Group is continuing to invest in top talent with the appointment of six new executives.

John Ueberroth, Chairman and CEO, Preferred Hotel Group, said, “Preferred Hotel Group’s 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. I’m sure they will be fundamental to our success in 2009.”

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 Majestic Hotels.

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. James’s Hotel & Club (a member of Preferred Boutique). Daniel’s most recent role in the hotel sector was with Profile Marketing.

∙ 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 Andrew’s (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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