Preferred Appoints Ananya Narayan as Area Managing Director - APMEA

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Preferred Hotel Group has appointed Mr. Ananya Narayan as Area Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), effective today, 4 October 2011.

Mr. Narayan will continue to hold his current role as Senior Vice President Global Strategy for the company. He succeeds Mr. Mark Simmons, Area Managing Director, Asia.

With the support of six Regional Directors based in key cities, Mr. Narayan and the leadership team will work to generate greater revenue for member hotels.

With over 16 years of industry experience, he has been an integral part of Preferred Hotel Groups executive team since 2005. As the first Area Managing Director for Asia Pacific, he helped establish the company's Hong Kong office, growing the region's membership from 13 to 47 members in three years.

In 2008, Mr. Narayan relocated to Dubai to assume the roles of Area Managing Director India, Middle East and Africa, and Senior Vice President Global Strategy.

Prior to joining Preferred Hotel Group, Mr. Narayan held several roles for the Hyatt corporation, including Director of Strategic Marketing, Asia Pacific for Hyatt International and Director of Marketing at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

In addition, in the Middle East, Mr. Jose Ventura, Vice President, Business Development IMEA, and now also Regional Director, Middle East & Africa, will assume Mr. Narayans responsibilities, while Ms. Lynne Irelands responsibilities remain as Area Managing Director Australia, New Zealand & Pacific.

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