Viceroy Hotel Group Makes Three Key Regional Appointments
Three regional experts in sales and marketing join Viceroy Hotel Group
25 April 2013: Viceroy Hotel Group, with an impressive reputation in the luxury hospitality sector, is pleased to announce three key appointments at the company’s holdings around the world. Jane O’Shea has been selected as Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Viceroy Hotel Group in the UK, Tricia Warwick has taken on the role of Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in the U.A.E and Christophe Victor is the new Director of Sales for Viceroy Maldives.
Tricia Warwick has close to 30 years expertise in international tourism and has held a number of senior roles in the UK including Head of Leisure Sales for British Airways. In 2001 she moved to Dubai where she joined Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts as Vice President of Sales before joining Kerzner International as Senior Vice President of International Sales & Marketing.
In 2011, Warwick set up her own representation and consultancy business, working with luxury hotel companies such as One and Only, Six Senses Resorts and LUX* Resorts for the Gulf markets. Based out of the UAE, her new appointment will give her responsibility for global sales, marketing and public relations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
“Tricia has an excellent knowledge of what sales should deliver to our stakeholders and a wealth of industry contacts at her fingertips”, Bill Walshe continued. “She also has that rare ability to build incredibly strong relationships with everyone, from colleagues to customers to business partners, and her appointment will be a key component for our future success.”
O’Shea, operating from central London, will be responsible for setting up a dedicated UK Regional Sales office and overseeing the management of sales and marketing within the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. She brings 20 years of progressive sales experience to the role, having worked with a number of top-tier hotels and resorts, including most recently, Director of Global Sales, UK & Ireland at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, London and Head of Sales and Marketing at LUX* Resorts, UK, Ireland, Nordics, Holland & US.
Tricia Warwick, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing is delighted with her appointment. “Jane was the ideal choice to create our new Regional Sales Office”, he said. “She is a natural team leader and inspires success and commitment from everyone around her. We’re delighted that she will be spearheading our sales and marketing initiatives.”
Christophe Victor is one of the pioneers of tourism from Asia to the Seychelles. During his almost 25 years in the industry, he has worked with some of the regions’ most high-profile properties including the five-star Velassaru resort, in the Maldives, as Director of Sales & Marketing.
His exceptional customer care and attention to detail, plus a tailored approach to each and every guest meant that he was the natural choice for the role. “Christophe is an excellent hands-on Director of Sales with exceptional trade contacts and a vast amount of innovative and creative ideas,” Tricia Warwick commented, “As a genuine asset to any company, we’re delighted that Christophe will be joining our growing team.
About Viceroy Hotel Group
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with a forthcoming opening in Bodrum, Turkey.