Laura Buranasonggram Markes has taken up the role at the company, which has hotels across the world in Thailand, China, India, USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Philippines and the Maldives.
In her new role, Markes is responsible for the creation, development, implementation and maintenance of brand standards across all guest touch points for Dusit International’s portfolio of brands. She will build brand equity and increase brand awareness for the group globally.
Markes joins the company from QUO Keen, where she worked in several roles including Copywriter, Brand Concept Developer and most recently, Strategy Director.
EUROPE - Izmir Convention & Visitors Bureau in Turkey has launched a social media marketing campaign, which it hopes will help attract more international conferences, incentives and events to the city.
With the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles grabbing headlines recently, HVS London says hotel investors are rediscovering the appeal of European golf resorts evidenced by £322m worth of single asset transactions in golf resorts.
AFRICA - Marriott International, Africa's largest hotel company following its acquisition of Protea Hotel Group, has scheduled 30 property openings across the continent by 2020. Nine of these hotels will open by the end of 2015.
WORLD - Specialist global events business ITE Group has announced a pre-close trading update for the year ending 30 September 2014, which hailed 'better than expected trading performance in Q4 and good cost control'.