Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Julian Crane as the new Director of Marketing, a transfer from his most recent position as Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Damascus for the past four years.
His affiliation with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts began in 1993 as Front Desk Manager at The Regent (formerly a Four Seasons Hotel) in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) before becoming a Sales Manager from 1994 to 1999. He then transferred to Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai (Thailand) as Director of Sales from 1999 to 2001 before moving to Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so from 2001 to 2003. Following his successful stints in Asia, he then relocated to the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney as Director of Sales from 2003 to 2006.
Prior to his 18 years with Four Seasons, Crane was a part of the opening team of the Sheraton Towers, Melbourne (Australia) in the front office division covering all aspects of rooms operations. He started his career with The Ritz Hotel, London as a Front Office Management Trainee (1990 – 1991).
Originally from Borneo (Malaysia) and of British/Malaysian heritage, Crane graduated from Portsmouth University in England with a BA (Hons) Hotel Business Management and a Marketing Diploma (Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK). Spoken languages include English, Chinese (Hokkien dialect) and Bahasa Malaysia. A big squash and water-skiing fan, he enjoys travelling and loves spending quality time with his young family.
“I’m happy to be joining the Doha team. Four Seasons Hotel Doha has been the leading hotel in the Qatari capital for the past seven years and it continues market leadership by enhancing its iconic product with complete soft renovations of all guest rooms, Ambassador Suites, Four Seasons Suites and Executive Suites, opening of a brand new South-East Asian-inspired signature restaurant and further suite upgrades in the coming months,” says Crane.
“Part of the enduring strength of Four Seasons is our ability to manage senior leadership transitions smoothly between long term professionals who have grown up with the company, thus ensuring consistency in culture and connectivity with staff and guest alike. Julian’s appointment is a wonderful example and we look forward to him applying his years of Four Seasons experience for the benefit of our Hotel,” says Simon Casson, regional vice president and general manager at the Hotel.
Also in Qatar today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Doha.
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