Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Announces New Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia

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Markus Müller to play key role in company’s Asian expansion

Markus Mueller, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Asia

I am looking forward to developing the upscale international reputation of Mövenpick hotels in Asia and bringing its reputation for Swiss-based hospitality excellence to a wider market

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Markus Müller as the company’s new Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia, based at the hotel company’s International Sales Office in Bangkok.

Müller has 17 years of hospitality experience in sales, marketing, branding and operations across Europe, the Middle East, Caribbean and Asia with some of the world’s leading hotel companies.

“After expanding across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is now increasing its presence in Asia with new openings in Chiang Mai and Koh Samui in Thailand early next year,” said Müller. “I am delighted to be joining the company at such a period of expansion.”

In addition to these properties, Müller will also be responsible for sales and marketing at Mövenpick hotels in Cebu, The Philippines, Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Sentosa Singapore, Phuket Karon Beach and Phuket Bangtao Beach in Thailand as well as the company’s first hotel in India, the Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore that recently opened on September 7.

“I am looking forward to developing the upscale international reputation of Mövenpick hotels in Asia and bringing its reputation for Swiss-based hospitality excellence to a wider market,” said Müller. “This position is a great opportunity to build our sales, marketing and brand capabilities in Asia as well as developing a platform for growth in key markets.”

“Markus brings a wealth of valuable international experience to our company,” said Andreas Mattmüller, chief operating officer of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia. “We look forward to him playing a key role in Asia.”

During his career Müller has forged dynamic sales teams for hotels in the United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand, Czech Republic, Aruba and Germany for Hyatt, Marriott, Dorint and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. While working for InterContinental, Müller was responsible for sales and marketing for 20 hotels in South West Asia before project managing the brand re-launch of 126 Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Express hotels across Asia.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 14’000 employees, is represented in 25 countries with 71 hotels and resorts currently in operation. A further 30 properties are planned or already under construction in Ankara, (Turkey), Dubai (four projects – United Arab Emirates); Abu Dhabi (three projects – United Arab Emirates), Shanghai (China), Dharamshala (India).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service, culinary enjoyment and sustainable environments – all with a personal touch.

The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com.

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