New Appointments at Expanding WORLDHOTELS

18th Feb 2005

As it expands in the Asia-Pacific, WORLDHOTELS is delighted to announce a series of New Year promotions and new recruits to one of the world’s leading global sales, marketing and distribution consortia for independent hotels.
Virginia Wu, who has been with WORLDHOTELS for seven years contributing to the regional portfolio’s expansion to 76 member hotels, is promoted to Senior Director of Business Development Asia Pacific.
In her new role, she oversees the business development team located in Shanghai and Singapore, while taking charge of all contractual matters with Asia Pacific member hotels.


After five years with the company, Rachel Tan is promoted to Office Manager of WORLDHOTELS’ Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Singapore—overseeing human resources and office administration as well as finance for the region. She is supported by Administrative Assistant Medelyn Phon.

Newly appointed as Senior Director of Sales Asia PacificÊmanaging the group’s four Sales Offices and satellite officesÊin Singapore, Hong Kong/Shanghai, Sydney/Auckland and Tokyo is Singaporean Christina Spykerman.
With a staff of 12, she takes responsibility for generating new demand and initiatives for WORLDHOTELS in the region.  Ê

Her focus will also be on the implementation of new corporate strategies including “Be Connected” for the travel trade, and “Corporate Power” for MNA / corporate accounts.



Ms Spykerman was previously with OAG, Millenium Copthorne Hotels, Star Cruises and Hyatt, where she managed the sales teams. She can be reached by e-mail [email protected] orÊat the Singapore headquarters.


Irin Ng, previously with Novotel and Amari Hotels in Thailand, is appointed Sales & Group Coordinator. A graduate of the Swiss Hotel School Les Roches, she oversees the ‘WORLDHOTELS.EventsÊDesk Asia’, the new group and MICE RFP product, and assists theÊSales Office Asia in Singapore. She can be contacted by e-mailÊ[email protected] orÊat the Singapore headquarters.


Also joining, as a Management Trainee Asia Pacific, is CornellÊUniversity graduate Ms Sonali Deuskar.


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