GHM strengthens sales teams
SINGAPORE, 7 March 2013: GHM has reinforced its sales and marketing force by appointing two seasoned industry professionals in Bali and Vietnam.
Last week, Katharina Kustos assumed the role of director of sales and marketing for both The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah and The Legian on Bali, while Debbie Chee took over the same responsibility for The Nam Hai in Vietnam.
Kustos moves to Indonesia from Dubai, where she spent six years working in sales positions for the Jumeirah Group and, most recently, Park Hyatt Dubai.
Kustos will focus on strengthening the positioning of GHM’s Bali properties, an island destination that attracted a record 2.9 million foreign tourists last year.
There are two properties. The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in the mountain retreat of Ubud holds the current top spot on TripAdvisor’s list of the best hotels on Bali.
The Legian on Seminyak Beach, with its 68 sea-facing suites and singular three-bedroom Beach House, recently won one of eight ‘Commitment to Quality’ awards from the Leading Hotels of the World.
A native of Malaysia, Chee has resided mostly in Vietnam since 2000, when she was appointed assistant director of sales for Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City.
She was also instrumental in getting Le Meridien Khao Lak back on the map after the 2004 tsunami and opening the Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa in 2010.
“With Debbie and Katharina on board, we’re in a position to progress,” said Clement Koh, GHM’s vice president of sales and marketing.
General Hotel Management Ltd was established in 1992 and growing portfolio of upscale hotels and resorts.
Under development are: Aayu Mumbai, India; Chedi Club Suzhou, China; Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland;Chedi Tamouda Bay, Morocco; Chedi Qutub, New Delhi, India; Chedi Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia; Chedi Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan; Chedi Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE.