WORLDHOTELS opens new Melbourne Office

Guest Writer

(Hong Kong, 2 March, 2010): WORLDHOTELS, the global marketing and distribution network for independent hotels and hospitality brands, has opened a new sales office in Melbourne, supporting an expanding portfolio of affiliate hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

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

A graduate of RMIT in Australia, she brings vast experience in the sales field, from previously experience with British Airways, Marriott Hotels and Hilton Hotels in various roles.

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

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