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Great Hotels Organisation Strengthens Sales Team

Great Hotels Organisation (GHO, http://www.ghorg.com/), a London-based luxury sales and marketing alliance is increasing its sales team with the promotion of Mark Jones as global director of sales.

This position will see Mark taking full control of GHO’s global expansion strategy as well as taking responsibility for the Great Hotels Organisation Corporate Collection, a unique portfolio of hotels that offers travel solutions to the business traveller.  These hotels have been hand-picked from GHO member hotels and hotels using GHO’s private label GDS chain code “GW”. The hotels are located in key business locations and include elements required for the business market such as breakfast, internet access, meeting rooms and other exclusive features to cater for this market. GHO is the only hotel marketing alliance with a dedicated programme for the corporate business travel sector and this compliments the existing collections for the MICE market and luxury leisure market offered by GHO.

Mark Jones, a well known figure in the hospitality industry, has been with GHO since January 2007 when he joined the company as director of corporate sales.  He has been responsible for the restructuring of the corporate sales department, has developed business partnerships with key travel management companies, formed relationships with global corporate accounts and generated a healthy return from this important market segment of the travel industry to GHO member hotels and GW chain code hotels.

On his new appointment, Jones comments “It is clear that corporate travellers want a collection of independent hotels in one place and can select hotels of an approved standard and quality in a distinct collection. Too often the business traveller has to flick through directories or websites to find hotel solutions to suit their needs and Great Hotels Organisation is delighted to listen to the market by offering only corporate hotels in one directory.  As well as providing a solution for the business traveller, this collection also offers the corporate travel buyer hotels to recommend to their clients with confidence and ease.”

GHO will be exhibiting at WTM, to make an appointment with Mark or to order a copy of the Great Hotels Organisation Corporate Collection directory, please contact:

Great Hotels Organisation

Email: consortia@ghorg.com

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7380 3732

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For press enquiries please contact

Brooke Jester

Marketing and pr assistant

Great Hotels Organisation

+44 (0) 20 7380 8561

bjester@ghorg.com

 

Note to editors:

Great Hotels Organisation’s family of brands include Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) and Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com/), a forerunner among luxury hotel marketing alliances representing over 200 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts. Both brands are driven by six core values, notably to keep members’ costs down, to view each member as unique, to be innovative with technology, to value the power of the alliance, and to maintain the quality and integrity of the brand. Whichever brand is right for your property, Great Hotels Organisation has a different and customer-driven approach to hotel sales and marketing. Great Hotels Organisation manages the “GW” private label GDS chain code and toll-free voice reservation numbers operate in the USA and Europe.

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