Apple Woo has been appointed as Director of
Sales & Marketing of the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, a new
resort which is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015.
Woo joined the company on 1 February 2015 and
will report to Pascal Billon, General Manager, and on key
marketing and sales initiatives to Mark Simmons, Outrigger Vice
President, Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific.
Woo, a Singaporean national, will be based in
the Outrigger Asia Pacific office in Phuket, Thailand.
For the last 18 months Woo has been on
sabbatical leave travelling the world. Prior to that she was
Jumeirah Group Director of Global Sales for Southeast Asia and
Hong Kong for five years. Before that she held senior sales and
business development positions with Madinat Jumeirah Resort,
Dubai, and the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, where she held a
variety of operations and sales positions for 10 years.
"Apple brings a great depth and range of sales
experience in premier resorts and hotels," said Simmons. "She is
well versed in the needs and expectations of high-end leisure
markets from Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Middle
East. This will be a great asset as Outrigger Resorts pursues its
aspiration of becoming the premier global beach resort brand."
Apart from English, Woo is a fluent in Mandarin.
The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort will offer
one and two- bedroom pool villas and 21 overwater pool villas.
Four additional beachfront pool villas and an overwater
presidential villa are also planned.
The resort will be supported by a full range of
facilities and services, including new and innovative dining
concepts, a marine education center, a Navasana Spa, and retail
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