LONDON, February 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Guoman & Thistle Hotels has appointed meeting and events expert Jackie Brown, who joins the UK group as Director of Meeting and Event Sales.
Jackie, whose responsibilities include managing the meeting and event sales teams and leading key accounts for corporate clients, has previously held a number of senior M&E and other commercial roles at Ramada Jarvis and Hilton Hotels and has an exceptional track record of delivering results and developing world-class teams within luxury hotels.
Ian Barrigan, Global Sales Director, Guoman & Thistle Hotels commented:
"Jackie's passion and drive for the meetings and events industry really shines through and her expertise will ensure that Guoman & Thistle Hotels is firmly established as the hotel group of choice for any event, from meetings and conferences to cocktail parties and gala dinners."
Jackie, who has over 15 years of experience in the field, commented: "I am thrilled to be heading up the meetings and events function for such a diverse portfolio of hotels, during such an exciting time. 2012 is a huge year for the UK and there are many exciting opportunities for the meetings and events industry to get involved with. My aim is to grow Guoman and Thistle's excellent reputation and raise the profile of our unique collection of flexible venues and facilities across the country. I'm really looking forward to the challenge and am buoyed by the sense of pride and drive to exceed our clients expectations demonstrated by the team thus far."
About Guoman Hotels:
Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in central London and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK's major cities.
Guoman's UK hotels portfolio consists of four landmark properties; Charing Cross, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards, The Tower and the newest addition, The Grosvenor in Victoria. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its guests.
Guoman Hotel Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GuocoLeisure Ltd, part of the Hong Leong Group which has hospitality and leisure businesses across the globe with hotels in Europe, USA, Australasia and Asia. For further information please visit http://www.guoman.com
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SOURCE Guoman Hotels