Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has appointed John Mims as Vice President of Sales Marketing for the Asia-Pacific Division. Mims reports to Miguel Ko, President of the Asia-Pacific Division.
Mims leads Starwood’s sales and marketing team that encompasses the functional areas of Global Sales, Distribution Marketing, Revenue Management, Customer Care Centers and Brand Marketing. Mims also leads a team of Regional Directors of Marketing to work closely with the sales and marketing teams of Starwood’s 70 properties in 15 countries in Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining Starwood, Mims was the Chief Operating Officer of GetAsia.com, a premier network of Asian websites specializing in on-demand leisure and entertainment information for the region. Mims’s career in sales and marketing includes various senior sales and management positions at Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola and later with Pepsi Cola in both the US and international divisions.
“We are delighted to welcome John, a veteran in sales and marketing, to our team. John’s extensive and wide-ranging global marketing experience will bring many fresh initiatives to our industry,” said Miguel Ko.
Mims holds a B.A degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. He was also a two-time award recipient of ‘Who’s Who Among Young Men In America’ prior to his service in the United States Air Force in1982-1987.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc (NYSE:HOT), is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 725 properties in 80 countries and 120,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton and W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. More information is available from the company’s web site: www.starwoodhotels.com.