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Timothy Tan Appointed as Director of Business Development for Conrad Centennial Singapore

January 30, 2018 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Conrad Centennial Singapore today announced the appointment of Timothy Tan as Director of Business Development. At Conrad Centennial Singapore, Tan will lead efforts to increase revenue, individual and group reservations as well as event sales through new business and the expansion of existing partnerships. He will also provide guidance for local marketing initiatives. Tan will report to Heinrich Grafe, General Manager of Conrad Centennial Singapore. “We are delighted to welcome Timothy as part of the team. Timothy’s experience and regional vision are an asset and he will play a pivotal role in heading up the Business Development for Conrad Centennial Singapore”, said Heinrich Grafe, general manager, Conrad Centennial Singapore.

Tan returns to his native Singapore from Macao where he has held the position of Director of Sales for Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central. He opened St. Regis Macao, and oversaw the Sales teams in Macao, Hong Kong and China. He was also responsible for driving sales to both properties at the Sands Cotai Central complex on the Cotai Strip.

Throughout his two-decade career, Tan has garnered extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry, having worked with major hotel companies and tour operators in Singapore and Australia. From  2010 to 2015, he was Regional Director of Sales – Southeast Asia for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, where he was responsible for looking after global accounts for the corporate and leisure segments in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.

Tan has worked extensively with key corporate and MICE planners, and was also responsible for growing the luxury segment to build a strong base of key travel partners catering to affluent travelers. In 2008, he joined Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific as Director of Sales, where he managed key accounts for hotels across Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he served as Business Development Manager for HPL Hotels &
Resorts Pte Ltd., overseeing the sales and marketing strategies for the hotel group.

Before entering the hotel industry, Tan worked for diverse travel companies and promoted driving destinations, gaining an extensive understanding of the Southeast Asian region as well as Australia. In 2012, he served as a member of the regional council of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), where he volunteered his time to organize industry networking events and support the annual
APAC conference for suppliers and members of the corporate travel industry.

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