The St. Regis Doha team continues to attract international expertise to support its upcoming launch, with the appointment of two experienced sales and marketing professionals – André Jacques as Director of Sales and Marketing and Leslie Garcia-Moica as Director of Public Relations.
André brings over 15 years of international hotel sales experience. He most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing at The St. Regis Washington, D.C.As part of his achievements, André led the repositioning of the property as Washington’s leading luxury hotel following an 18-month multimillion renovation. André first joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2000 as Director of Sales and Marketing of the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas – voted Australia’s best luxury resort in 2005.
André’s worldwide sales experience and in-depth understanding of the St. Regis guests’ need – The St. Regis Washington, D.C. has welcomed every American president since President Coolidge opened the hotel in 1926 -will be valuable assets in leading the team towards positioning the hotel as the finest address in Qatar.
Also joining the team is Leslie Garcia-Moica, the new Director of Public Relations. Lesliewas previously Director of Communications at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives. As part of the pre-opening team, Leslie played a key role in positioning the resort as an exclusive luxury retreat for well-travelled holidaymakers. Prior to that, Leslie worked for top luxury properties in Paris, France and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Leslie’s knowledge of high-end luxury hospitality in differentmarkets and herprevious pre-opening experiencewill prove to contribute to the success of The St. Regis Doha.
“The St. Regis Doha is bringing together a family of highly-experienced, internationally-seasoned experts to deliver the best possible experience for our guests and to ensure that everyone in the region is aware of the uncompromising care and courtesy available at our hotel”, said Tareq Derbas, General Manager of The St. Regis Doha.
The build-up to the Grand Opening of The St. Regis Doha will be one of the highlights of the social calendar in Qatar in 2012, with a full calendar of events and culinary experiences planned.
“Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in the heart of Manhattan in 1904, the launch of each new St. Regis Hotel has been a major event for the local community and for luxury enthusiasts from around the world”, said André Jacques, Director of Sales and Marketing at The St. Regis Doha. “The opening of The St. Regis Doha will involve a series of events to showcase the luxury and refinement of the new hotel, and we will strive to create occasions to remember for all our guests.”
The St. Regis Doha is committed to creating a unique destination dining experience for the people of Qatar with 10 distinctive restaurants that will range from modern and glamorous to bespoke and elegant.
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