Outrigger Appoints Mark Simmons VP Sales and Marketing, Asia-Pacific

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Darren Edmonstone, executive vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, for Outrigger Enterprises Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Simmons as vice president sales and marketing, Asia-Pacific.

Mark Simmons, VP Sales and Marketing, Asia-Pacific

Mark Simmons, VP Sales and Marketing, Asia-Pacific

Darren Edmonstone, executive vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, for Outrigger Enterprises Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Simmons as vice president sales and marketing, Asia-Pacific.

Simmons, an Australian national with 23 years’ experience in hospitality in the Asia-Pacific region, most of it in sales and marketing, will be based at the Outrigger regional headquarters in Phuket, Thailand. He will report to Edmonstone.

Prior to joining Outrigger, Simmons was vice president sales and marketing for SilverNeedle Hospitality, based in Singapore. He has held senior executive positions at the Preferred Hotel Group and at Delivering Asia, both in Hong Kong. Simmons has also been responsible for senior sales and marketing and operations positions in Asia-Pacific at the Landmark Bangkok, Accor Asia-Pacific, Century International Hotels, Jumeirah International, and Radisson Hotels.

Edmonstone said: “With his extensive hotel sales and marketing experience, Mark brings an impressive breadth and a depth of expertise and knowledge to Outrigger. We are delighted to welcome Mark to Outrigger as we continue our strategic expansion in Asia-Pacific and beyond.”

Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group, said: “We are thrilled to have Mark join our global sales and marketing team. Bringing on a dynamic and experienced leader of Mark’s calibre reinforces the company’s commitment to having the very best in people and resources as we grow our global portfolio throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”

Simmons has a marketing degree from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He also completed a senior hotel management course with the School of Travel Industry Manager at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies in the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with 66 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels and Resorts, OHANA® Hotels and Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with approximately 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Mauritius, Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at http://www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and http://www.outrigger.com.

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, Asia-Pacific
Ste 105-108, Plaza Del Mar
No. 1 Pasak-Koktanod Rd Cherngtalay Sub-Dist.,
Thalang District
Phuket Province, 83110 Thailand
Tel: (+66) 76 318 230
Fax: (+66) 76 318 232
Email: gai.tadakittikul(at)outrigger(dot)com

Media Contact, Asia
Ken Scott
ScottAsia Communications
Mobile: (+44) 7572 027264
Email: kens(at)scottasia(dot)net

Anchalee Sriwongsa
ScottAsia Communications
Tel: (+66) 2 160 2644
Email: ann(at)scottasia(dot)net

Media Contact, Hawaii
Nancy Daniels
APR, Director of PR Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: +1 808 921 6839
Email: nancy.daniels(at)outrigger(dot)com

Media Contact, Australia
Corina Ammann
MarkPR
Phone: (+61) 7 3368 3456
Email: corina(at)markpr(dot)com(dot)au

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