Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Daniel Kipping as director of sales for the upscale lifestyle brand.
Kipping will be responsible for the strategic direction of sales for the brand which spans 12 countries, with a portfolio of 18 properties and a pipeline of new hotel and resort openings within the next three years in South East Asia, New Zealand, UAE, Australia, Maldives and Africa.
With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Kipping has held senior positions with hospitality operators in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton.
Kipping will be based in Bangkok and will play a key role in the brand's leadership team, with the aim to optimise opportunities, drive business, find new regional synergies and support hotel sales teams.
Alejandro Bernabé, vice president of operations of Avani Hotels & Resorts said in a statement: "With his extensive experience in property specific and regional sales, Daniel is the ideal candidate to increase revenues and boost bookings for Avani. He brings a new perspective to this demanding corporate position and we are excited to have him on board."