CHI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing
27 August 2008
Tony Potter, CEO and managing director of Malta-based hotel operator CHI Hotels & Resorts (formerly Corinthia Hotels International), today announced the appointment of Glenn Carroll in the strategic position of senior vice president for sales and marketing for CHI. Glenn is expected to take up his new position in October of this year.
This senior appointment follows the reorganisation of the Company’s sales and marketing structure some twelve months ago. Glenn will report directly to Tony Potter, while all of the senior sales and marketing team will report directly to him. In addition to controlling all sales and marketing and branding activity, Glenn will be joining the senior team of CHI with the overall responsibility of developing the Company’s strategy as it aggressively extends its portfolio of hotels under the Corinthia, Wyndham and Ramada brands.
Glenn will be based in Hammersmith, London, in the Wyndham Hotels Group’s international offices, where he will establish a CHI Hotels & Resorts presence following the joint venture agreement between the two companies.
Glenn Carroll’s previous background includes almost twenty years experience in senior sales and marketing positions with Expotel, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Park Plaza Hotels and more recently as group sales and marketing director for Como Hotels & Resorts and vice president sales and marketing Europe for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.
Commenting from CHI’s offices in Floriana, Malta, Tony Potter said “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to secure the appointment of Glenn Carroll as our senior vice president of sales and marketing at this important time for our hotel management company. The new sales and marketing structure and executives that we announced a year ago have established our priorities and strategies effectively and it is now time for a professional and experienced leader with Glenn’s reputation to head-up what is a great sales and marketing team at CHI. It was always our intention to supplement the restructure with such a key and strategic role and I am particularly pleased that we have done this in a timely manner and with such an ideal candidate, who joins the Group at an exciting and important part of our growth strategy”.
Sean Worker – managing director and SVP international operations, Wyndham Hotel Group International – commented “We are delighted with our joint venture partners’ selection and appointment of Glenn Carroll, given his reputation and experience in the sales and marketing of international hotel properties. Our joint decision to base Glenn at the Wyndham Hotels’ offices in Hammersmith, London, will very much enhance and progress our joint venture activities and assist senior management in fully benefiting from the incremental revenue opportunities that exist in growing both the Corinthia and Wyndham brands. Glenn has joined the Company at the point of the launch of the Wyndham Grand Collection and will be able to assist CHI Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham in further establishing this important identity.”
Glenn is a British citizen and has a Masters degree in marketing and a post graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of the Luxury Marketing Council in the UK.
About CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI)
Based in Malta, CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) is a leading hands-on hotel management company that provides the full range of technical assistance and management services to hotel owners worldwide. CHI is the exclusive operator and developer for the luxury Corinthia Hotels brand as well as the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands in Europe, Africa and The Middle East.
CHI draws on a heritage of over 45 years in delivering high quality services to hotel guests and an optimum rate of return to owners and investors in diverse business environments. Our experience across our three brands extends to management of luxury and upscale properties in city and resort locations and products ranging from boutique to conference and Spa hotels. CHI also operates various restaurants under brands such as ‘Rickshaw’ and has its own Spa division.
CHI Hotels & Resorts is a joint venture between International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) – 70% and The Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG) – 30%.