Adam Turner, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Taking up the challenge to helm the sales and marketing strategies for the new year is industry veteran Adam Turner who has been appointed director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.
"I am delighted to have Adam join our team at the resort," said General Manager Andrew Nasskau. "With his depth of knowledge in all sectors of the industry, he will be key in repositioning the resort following the completion of our expansion plans."
Prior to moving to Dubai, Turner served for three years as director of travel industry sales for the London Global Sales Office of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where he re-set the strategy for the luxury groupfs penetration within the UK travel luxury sector. Turner has extensive experience in customer relationship primarily through his position with British Airways as the key accounts sales manager for special markets; he managed and coached a mid-sized team of account managers, sales support and a call center sales team. Turner started his career as account manager for consumer sales in 1999 with British Airways.
"Taking the opportunity to move away from a global sales role into a more specific property position was in order to give myself something new and challenging to do," said Turner. "My key goals are to ensure that clear market strategies are in place in readiness for the new rooms coming online in 2012 and then the fully refurbished property reintroduced in 2013, as Dubai's premier beachfront hotel," he added.
A British national, Turner enjoys cooking, rugby, tennis, skiing, spending time with his family and relaxing in a darkened room listening to recordings of whales' songs.
From October 2010, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai will commence an exciting expansion project that will add new rooms, suites, restaurant concepts and pools over a projected 24-month period. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai will continue to welcome guests throughout the entire expansion development, and the only areas that will be closed are Plaza Ballroom, the Spa pool and part of our landscaped gardens.
Twice recognized by Conde Nast Traveller for having the best service in the Middle East, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is located along the famed Jumeirah beach, with its 138 seafront rooms and suites having a view of the Arabian Gulf. Services and facilities include restaurants and a lounge serving Italian, Arabic, seafood and international favourites; an extensive recreational facility includes a spa and fitness centre, beautifully landscaped gardens with two swimming pools including a childrenfs pool with slide and a private beach.