Jumeirah makes sales push in UK with new appointments

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30th Jan 2013
Jumeirah makes sales push in UK with new appointments

Luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group has announced several key appointments for its global sales office in London.

Anne Jensen has been appointed as director of sales for western Europe, while Kathrin Wildeshaus will be taking on the position of director of global sales, corporate, UK and Ireland, & Scandinavia.

Having started her career at the Landmark Hotel in London, Jensen has, for the past ten years, been working for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

In her most recent role as sales & marketing director for the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club, she was responsible for sales strategy, team management, and business development. 

Wildeshaus will be taking on the position on maternity-leave cover.

A German national, used to applying her skills across a spectrum of business needs, she has a comprehensive understanding of the hotel industry.

Kathrin began her career as convention sales coordinator at the InterContinental Cologne, Germany but was promoted, in 2005, to junior sales manager for the InterContinental Cologne, in addition to the Crowne Plaza Cologne and InterContinental Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 2007, Kathrin relocated to London as account manager for conference and events at the Crowne Plaza London.

She went on to become assistant director of sales at the Crowne Plaza, before joining the Park Plaza Hotels Group in 2010.

Most recently, Kathrin was corporate account director of the Global Sales Office for Park Plaza Hotels Europe, with full account management of an impressive corporate account portfolio.

Finally, Elodie Lacroix has been announced as the director of global sales for France & Benelux.

Having spent four years within the Accor Group in China and Europe, Elodie has a proven ability to progress in the negotiation and development of key accounts, while working effectively alongside different teams across the globe.

A French National, with command of English, German, and Chinese, Elodie has honed her expertise, working on strategic repositioning and commercial strategies for Sofitel hotels in Luxembourg and London.

In her most recent role, she was head of sales & marketing for the Arora Group (Arora and Sofitel) for Arora London and Manchester, as well as the Sofitel London Heathrow.

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