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

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Release Number: 29/13

Mark Simmons, VP Sales and Marketing, Asia-Pacific

HONOLULU, HAWAII – 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 Management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Editors can download images of Mark Simmons, Darren Edmonstone, Sean Dee and Outrigger resort properties in Asia Pacific here.

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@outrigger.com

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

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

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