John Annicchiarico appointed Director of Sales for the Villas of Grand Cypress. A veteran of the hospitality industry, John Annicchiarico was most recently the director of marketing for Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California. Prior to this he served in multiple positions with luxury hotels in Florida and California. Earlier in his career he worked for Universal Orlando during a $2.8 billion expansion of the resort, serving in both guest services and sales and marketing roles. Press release.
Dusit Appoints Sameh Shawkat RDOSM for MEA. Dusit International has appointed Mr. Sameh Shawkat to the position of Regional Director of Sales and Marketing - Middle East and Africa, based in the Dubai MEA Regional office. Mr. Shawkat will focus on building and fostering relationships with key clients and partners and strengthening the Dusit brand in the region. An Egyptian national, Mr Shawkat has deep experience in the MEA region. He was formerly the Regional Director of Sales for Hilton Hotels (Egypt) where he was responsible for 18 Hilton hotels and resorts followed by a lengthy tenure with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as Regional Director of Sales (Middle East) and most recently as Executive Assistant Manager, Sales and Marketing at Grand Hyatt Doha. Source: Asia Travel Tips