Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces announced the appointment of Julian Alden as Director of Sales for The Pierre, A Taj Hotel in New York. Alden was appointed by Kathleen Shea, vice president of sales & marketing – The Americas, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.
“Julian will leverage his strategic sales leadership to direct The Pierre sales team in targeting all business segments, including corporate, group and transient markets,” said Shea. “His in-depth knowledge and strong relationships in key markets are tremendous assets that will continue to drive brand awareness and revenue for our 189-room Taj U.S. flagship property.”
Before this position, Alden worked with The St. Regis Hotel as the director of international sales for eight years before he was promoted to associate director of sales in 2009. During his time with The St. Regis Hotel, Alden was recognized as a top performer, consistently exceeding his goals by significant margins.
A native of Malta, Alden attended the island republic’s Institute of Tourism Studies – St. George’s Bay, St. Julian’s, where he received a Diploma in Hotel Management and was awarded “Management Student of the Year” by the Malta Hotel and Restaurant Association.