Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl has welcomed aboard Rene Mayer as its new director of sales and marketing.
Educated at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, New York, Mayer has established his career with several leading hotel groups in Europe, and eventually attained management positions at international companies such as InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
After moving to Asia in 2011 to assume the position of director of sales and marketing at Sofitel Hanoi, he became the director of global sales for Regent Hotels & Resorts in Taipei.
Mayer spent the past five years with Fairmont Hotels in Indonesia, including Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali and Fairmont Jakarta. During that time, he was awarded the ‘Sales Hotelier of the Year 2016’ title for the Asia-Pacific region at the BMW Hotelier Awards and the hotelier distinction as the ‘Best Marketing Department’ in Indonesia and Asia Pacific at the International Hotelier Awards.
On his appointment, Mayer said: “I’m really excited to join the remarkable team of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi and I am looking forward to contributing to the development of this brilliant property.”