The Directors join during the company’s Year of Expansion, where hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Changzhou, China have opened. Joint venture agreements for further projects in China and Singapore were also inked this year.
Dusit Thani Dubai welcomes Ms. Julia Alvaro as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Ms. Alvaro has spent numerous years in Dubai, having played an instrumental role in the opening of The Palace Old Town and Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort. Most recently, she was she was the Director of Sales and Marketing at Radisson Blu Media City.
To the recently inaugurated Dusit Thani Maldives, Mr. Thanos Lionsatos also brings over 20 years of international experience to his Director of Sales and Marketing role. He previously directed efforts for the opening of Oakwood Residence Hangzhou, China, and was the Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing for Oakwood properties in Japan. He trained in Sales and Hotel Operations at various Hilton properties worldwide including in Korea, Australia and Greece.
Of the appointments, the company’s Regional Vice President of Operations Europe, Middle East and Africa Mr. Thierry Douin states, “We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Dusit International executive team. With the Middle East being one of the top markets for our Maldives resort, I am confident that Ms. Alvaro’s regional experience, coupled with Mr. Lionsatos’ strategic market planning, will continue to drive sales to the stunning resort.”