From left: Keita Sekine and Shuichi Ueda
THAI hotel chain Dusit International is growing its reach farther abroad with the creation of a regional sales office in Tokyo and two key appointments.
Keita Sekine has been named Dusit’s regional director of sales and marketing – Japan. He brings 15 years of experience in sales and operations to his new position, and has chalked up experience as director of sales with Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo and Marriott International’s Guam Marriott Resort and Spa.
Also on the Dusit sales team is Shuichi Ueda, now the director of sales – Japan. Ueda was last assistant director of sales at Dusit Thani Manila, where he oversaw Japanese corporate and leisure accounts.
According to a press statement by Dusit, Japan has been one of the chain’s strongest source markets, a trend expected to continue ahead of the opening of the Dusit Thani Guam resort.
Dusit has embarked on a global expansion plan in what it has termed its “Year of Expansion”, having sealed a joint venture agreement for China with real estate and hotel developer Changzhou Qiao Yu Group (TTG Asia e-Daily, January 24, 2013) and securing hotel openings in the Middle East, North America and India (TTG Asia e-Daily, January 15, 2013).