Regent Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of three new regional sales offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, as well as the appointments of a new sales leadership team based in those offices and others.
Regent welcomes Rene Mayer as assistant global director of sales (Taipei), Simon Dai as regional director of sales (Beijing), Eric Ho as regional director of sales (Hong Kong), Ted Kitahara as executive director of sales (Japan), and Cooper Lin as sales manager (Shanghai).
Mayer was most recently director of sales and marketing at Sofitel Plaza Hanoi. He also served as director of global sales for Vienna International Hotels & Resorts, Austria and cluster director of sales for Hilton Mainz International. Mayer holds a Master’s Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University – Germany, and a Business Studies Degree in Economics, Marketing & Sales from VWA Frankfurt, Germany.
Dai brings more than eight years of senior sales account management experience to his new role as regional director of sales. At Dai’s most recent post, he served as account director of Starwood global sales office in China. Previously, he held positions at Westin, Kempinski, Intercontinental and Shangri-La. Dai graduated from University of International Business & Economy in Beijing with a major in hotel management.
Prior to joining Regent Hotels & Resorts, Ho experience in corporate, MICE and leisure segments through his work as DOS at the regional sales offices of Dusit Hotel Group, Accor and the Kempinski Hotel Group in Hong Kong. He worked at the Regal Hotel and Kowloon Hotel, China. A Hong Kong national, Eric graduated with Master of Management degree from Macquarie University Australia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from the University of East Asia.
Kitahara began his hospitality career in 1991 when he became a food and beverage trainee at the Four Seasons Hotel at Chinzan-So Tokyo. Kitahara worked at Asian locations including ANA Crowne Plaza Narita, ANA Intercontinental Tokyo and Intercontinental Bangkok. Kitahara completed a B.S. in Business Administration and International Business from Northeastern University in Boston and graduated with an MA from Boston University.
Lin is currently sales manager of Regent Taipei.
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