SHANGRI-LA HOTELS AND RESORTS
As a director of communications of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London I had the privilege to plan and execute the very successful PR launch of the brand’s first property in UK.
Amongst the numerous awards and recognition, the hotel was honoured in the 2015 Travel and Leisure IT List of the best new hotels on the planet as well as the 2015 Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List of most exciting hotel openings around the world. The hotel opening was also documented in an hour long prime time feature on ITV, called Hotel In The Clouds.
I was also lucky to launch Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa – the brand’s first resort in the Middle East in Muscat, Oman. The successful PR campaign placed the hotel in the 2007 Conde Nast Traveller Hot List of the 65 coolest new hotel openings in the world.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is one of the world’s premier hotel companies, known for its hallmark ‘hospitality from the heart’, established over four decades.
TAJ HOTELS, RESORTS AND PALACES
I managed all internal and external communications of the two Taj properties in London – St James’ Court and 51 Buckingham Gate , the Spa at 51 and the F&B facilities, including the Michelin-starred Quilon restaurant. Responsibilities included public relations, advertising, e-commerce, events, collateral, sponsorships, partnerships, corporate social responsibility.
Quintessentially Indian in its fabric, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces are recognized the world over for delivering a unique flavour of hospitality that offers world-class refinement while remaining deeply rooted in its local heritage.
As a director of marketing of W Doha Hotel & Residences, I launched W hotels’ first property in the Middle East in Doha, Qatar in 2009 by managing all internal and external communication channels for the 445 rooms, suites and residences hotel; two dining concepts by three star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and New York’s signature Bliss Spa.
W Doha was honoured in the 2009 Conde Nast Traveler Hot List, featuring the best new openings around the world.
Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels has disrupted and redefined the hospitality scene for nearly two decades. The brand’s provocative design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing Living Rooms create an experience that is often copied but never matched.
STARWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS
Between 2003 and 2006 I was Starwood’s Area Director of Pubic Relations for the Arabian Gulf, managing all media relationships and opportunities in Bahrain, Qatar & Oman.
Prior to that I was spearheading the marketing and public relations of the two Sheraton properties in Doha, Qatar.