Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Daniel Kipping as director of sales.
He will be responsible for the strategic direction of sales for the upscale lifestyle brand, which is part of Minor Hotels and has 18 properties in 12 countries.
Kipping will be based in Bangkok and play a key role in the brands leadership team with the aim to optimise opportunities, drive business and support hotel’ sales teams.
Kipping has more than 30 years’ experience in the hotel industry, and has held senior positions at hotel groups including InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton.
Alejandro Bernabé, vice president of operations at Avani Hotels & Resorts, said: “With his extensive experience in property specific and regional sales, Daniel is the ideal candidate to increase revenues and boost bookings for AVANI. He brings a new perspective to this demanding corporate position and we are excited to have him on board.”
Avani Hotels & Resorts in planning to open new properties in South East Asia, New Zealand, UAE, Australia, Maldives and Africa within the next three years.