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Xihan Hao appointed marketing manager for Chinese market for Centara Hotels & Resorts

July 10, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Chris Baileysenior vice president for sales and marketing of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Xihan Hao as marketing manager for China, in the corporate sales and marketing division of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Hao, who will be based at Centara’s head office in Bangkok has years of experience in product and sales development both with Centara Hotels & Resorts and earlier in the energy industry.

Xihan Hao

Xihan Hao

Prior to his new appointment, Hao managed the MICE business of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, taking care of the China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Middle East markets, where he was responsible for successfully bringing residential conference and event business to the property.

Hao, who joined Centara in September 2013, will be looking after all sales activities in the China market in conjunction with the recently opened Regional Sales office in Shanghai, such as contracting, promoting Centara properties to targeted clients, and dealing with Thai based China market agencies.

Centara Regional Sales office-Shanghai, is managed by Mr. Max Ma, Director of Sales supported by Ms Selena Liu as assistant director of sales and Ms Kathy Wang as sales manager.

Collectively the team in Bangkok and Shanghai, have objectives to grow the total sales for the group to exceed 230,000 room nights in 2014.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 20 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Shanghai, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 67 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 29 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with 7 branches of the value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens have their own leisure zone. Centara also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the brand is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.

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