Vanessa Waldow has been appointed as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Grand Millennium Dubai. Her last posting was at Melia Dubai Hotel where she spent two years managing the sales and marketing department since the launch of the property in Bur Dubai.
She joined Hotel InterContinental Berlin on completion of her studies, focusing on convention and food and beverage business before moving overseas to Doha to become Sales Manager and later Senior Sales Manager at the Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort.
Staying with Starwood, Vanessa transferred to Abu Dhabi to take over as Deputy Director of Sales for the leisure segment, staying four years at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort before moving to Dubai as pre and post-opening Director of Sales for two Four Points by Sheraton Hotels.
Combining both her sales skills and experience across all sectors of business, Vanessa then joined the JAL group as Cluster Director of Sales for the Hotel JAL Tower Dubai and the Hotel JAL Fujairah Resort & Spa.
Welcoming her to the Grand Millennium Dubai, General Manager Peter Mansourian said “The hotel was set to benefit from Vanessa’s extensive experience and her in-depth knowledge of the overseas leisure and corporate sectors as well as the GCC market.”
“With a range of facilities that appeal across all markets, the Grand Millennium can attract both leisure seekers as well as business travelers. With her background, Vanessa will be instrumental in taking forward our business development strategy,” he said.
Located just off the Sheikh Zayed Road, the Grand Millennium is conveniently accessible from the Mall of the Emirates and the Ibn Battuta Mall, as well as within easy reach of the city’s prime business and leisure attraction including the beach and golf courses. The 343-room five star hotel features a range of award-winning restaurants and bars, a beautiful rooftop pool, superb spa and health club with nine-treatment rooms, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, a magnificent ballroom and exceptional banquet facilities.
Grand Millennium Dubai has recently been considered Dubai’s Leading Luxury City Hotel by the prestigious World Travel Awards at this years Middle East Gala Ceremony held in Dubai on 5 May 2013.