WORLDHOTELS Opens Sales Office in Melbourne

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 3 March 2010

WORLDHOTELS, a global marketing and distribution network for independent hotels and hospitality brands, has opened a new sales office in Melbourne to support its expanding portfolio of affiliate hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

Helming the Melbourne sales office is Samantha Halpin, who has joined WORLDHOTELS as Global Sales Manager, Australia & New Zealand. She reports to Ganessan Suppiah, WORLDHOTELS Director of Sales, based in Sydney.

A graduate of RMIT in Australia, Samantha has vast experience in the sales field. She has worked previously with British Airways, Marriott Hotels and Hilton Hotels in various roles.

Samantha is assisting in the development of WORLDHOTELS key market sectors such as generating groups and meetings (MICE) business, new corporate RFPs and managing boutique agencies so as to target bookings for affiliate leisure properties and resorts.

Roland Jegge, WORLDHOTELS Vice President for the Asia Pacific, said, Our expansion in Melbourne is a significant step in building on our already strong presence in this very important market, where our portfolio has now extended to 12 prominent hotels and resorts.

 In Australia and New Zealand, WORLDHOTELS affiliates include eight Stamford Hotels & Resorts properties and two casino hotels operated by Australias premier gaming and entertainment group Tabcorp Star City Hotel and Apartments in Sydney and Jupiters Townsville.

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