Director of Sales and Marketing
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André is a seasoned and well respected international luxury hotelier having in-depth experience spanning over three decades from his luxury hotel & resort assignments in London, Australia, USA & the Middle East across both urban and resort luxury properties. During his 14 year tenure with Starwood Hotels & Resorts André led the Sales & Marketing efforts for three successful & critical high profile hotel openings including The St. Regis Washington, D.C., The St. Regis Doha & Sheraton Melbourne Hotel. In January, 2015 André then joined Langham Hospitality Group as Director of Sales & Marketing for The Langham, Melbourne, the city’s leading luxury five star hotel. Leadership strengths include driving a high performance culture, global in-market experience in managing and exceeding financial targets, driving innovation and excellence across a number of projects, extensive experience in managing through challenging circumstances, managing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders on all levels including ownership relations. Career highlights include : The Langham, Melbourne : Current participant in the 2020 / 2021 in the Langham Advanced Programme for Executives (APEX). Innovation, developing & execution of key hotel projects : 2019 : Residence by Kerrie Hess signature suite in 2019 with famed Australian fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess. 2020 : The Langham Boat offering our guests a unique ‘’Enhance your Stay’’ experience in partnership with Melbourne Boat Hire. 2021 : Pampered Pets Program. Melbourne’s first luxury hotel to accommodate pets. Achieving best in market RevPAR YOY growth (2018). The # 1 City Hotel in Australia & NZ by Travel + Leisure Magazine (2021, 2018 & 2016). Sheraton Melbourne Hotel : Best New Hotel Opening in Asia Pacific in 2014. The St. Regis Doha : Successful opening of the 1st St Regis Hotel in the Middle East including the launch of the famed Jazz at Lincoln Centre Doha & 10 restaurants including 2 x Gordon Ramsay venues. The St. Regis Washington, D.C. : Successful transformation re-positioning after a 16 month closure & US$80 million dollar renovation to be the finest luxury hotel in the nation’s capital. Being awarded the prestigious ‘Hotel Partner of the Year’ award in 2008 by American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts for all of North America. Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas : Achieving the highest average room rate for an Australia resort property in 2003 & 2004. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre : Awarded Staff Member of the Year in 2000.