Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened its arms to Seema Pande, who will serve as commercial director, complex for Al Habtoor City Hotels.
In her newly assumed job role, Pande, who has over two decades of UAE hospitality industry experience, will oversee the sales, marketing and revenue functions of The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.
She began her career in the industry as sales manager at the Metropolitan Hotels, before assuming the role of assistant director of sales at The Fairmont Dubai.
Pande spent five years with Fairmont before taking on the role of complex director of sales and marketing at Southern Sun, overseeing the Al Manzil and Qamardeen properties. Following this, she worked as group director of sales and marketing with Emaar hospitality, where she spent seven years helping with the openings of all the group’s hotels including all their flagship properties.
Pande then moved on to serve as corporate director of sales and partnerships with Emaar Hospitality before her new role with Starwood Hotels and Resorts as commercial director, complex.
Enthusing on her new position, she said: “I am very proud to take the helm of The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, which are uniquely positioned within one of the most prestigious and eagerly awaited hospitality, entertainment and residential destinations in the region – Al Habtoor City. With our offering of almost 16,000 rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, two spas and 34 meetings and banqueting spaces, Al Habtoor City Hotels will have something to offer all our guests.”