AKARYN Hotel Group, the Thailand-based hospitality group specialising in developing and managing luxury boutique hotels and resorts has announced the appointment of Putri Istiarini as Group Director of Sales and Marketing.
Responsible for managing the group’s overall marketing strategy while also driving sales, Ms. Istiarini brings a wealth of experience to the role having developed businesses in a wide range of markets, including Thailand’s emerging competitor destinations.
Putri Istiarini is the new Group Director Sales and Marketing at Akaryn Hotel Group
A passionate and consummate hotelier, Ms. Istiarini’s career started in Bali in 1993 working for esteemed luxury brands including Mandarin Oriental, Banyan Tree, Shangri La, Westin and Intercontinental. After honing her skills and abilities in the luxury leisure segment for 13 years, Ms. Istiarini decided to pursue broader roles in new territories, first moving to Ho Chi Minh City and then to China with Marco Polo Hotels. There she gained strategic experience in the corporate, group and MICE segments and was ultimately promoted to Group DOSM for Marco Polo Hotels based in Hong Kong. More recently, Istiarini has been based in Bangkok with the Onyx Hospitality Group as their Director of Global Sales.
“At AKARYN Hotel Group, we’re proud to continuously invest in core talents that benefit all properties in our portfolio and further support our vision for cultivating boutique offerings across Southeast Asia,” says AHG founder and managing director, Anchalika Kijkanakorn. “We’re delighted to have Putri join our team and I am positive that her knowledge of the Asian region and strategic mindset will bring tremendous value to Akaryn Hotel Group and its hotels.”
Dedicated to offering discerning travellers highly stylised experiences, AKARYN Hotel Group manages an exclusive collection of boutique resort brands across Southeast Asia including akyra, Aleenta and Akaryn. Each brand exemplifies its own unique personality and lifestyle while continuing to deliver on the group’s mission to support innovation, conservation, community, and responsible hospitality.
“With 2017 just around the corner, Putri has assumed her new role as Group Director of Sales and Marketing at a particularly exciting time as we look ahead to continue growth and marketing efforts in the New Year,” added Ms. Kijkanakorn. “Based on her successful track record in the past, we expect great things for the year ahead.”