The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has appointed Jaya Raj as director of revenue and distribution for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
In her new capacity, Raj will oversee the group’s regional revenue management and distribution strategy, while also managing day-to-day yield operations to maximise individual property revenues.
She assumes her new challenge with over 15 years of revenue management experience acquired from leading hotel brands in the Middle East and India. Raj also has experience in F&B management and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management & Catering Technology, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing.
She commented on her new challenge: “I’m excited to be joining Ascott as it embarks upon its next phase of growth. MEA and Turkey is a dynamic region with a thriving hospitality sector; effective revenue management is a key element in maintaining Ascott’s competitive edge by optimising profitability.”
Raj kicked off her hospitality journey in 2002 as a banquet sales co-ordinator at The Oberoi & Hilton Towers in Mumbai. She moved on to work as the meeting and events manager at Dubai’s Al Bustan Rotana two years later and then joined Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City as revenue manager, before being promoted to director of revenue.
Prior to her new role with Ascott, Raj’s most recent role was that of head of revenue and distribution at HMH in Dubai.