SAM JONES TO BRING NEW, INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE TO LE MÉRIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE’S MICE BUSINESS
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre has recently appointed Sam Jones as Director of Sales for a fresh and international perspective for the property’s Meetings and Incentives business. The passionate and inspirational hospitality manager comes from a multi-segment global background in the hospitality business.
“I am thrilled to join the immensely talented team at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, a hotel that quipped to grow with Dubai’s rise as a leading global MICE destination. With 5,500 sq mt of conferencing facilities, the hotel is adept at accommodating the most demanding business meetings as comfortably as an intimate private gathering. I’ve had the opportunity to develop sales teams and drive sales for our hotels in the UK and now look forward to applying my experience here in the beautiful city of Dubai,” revealed Sam Jones.
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is home to three ballrooms : the intimate Falcon Ballroom, the flexible Wasl Ballroom and the newest addition – the Great Ballroom featuring indoor and outdoor event spaces, show kitchens, ample parking, the option of dividing into three spaces and a capacity of up to 1,500 people, In addition to the Great Ballroom, the hotel also features 25 function rooms, backed with world class technological support. Dedicated to offering the finest guest experience, Le Méridien Dubai introduced Le Royal Club, a new wing of 196 rooms at the elegant annex building. Modern rooms with a minimal aesthetic offering spacious 52 square meter spaces, the latest technology and luxury comforts. Le Royal Club guests are welcome to experience the rooftop pool, dedicated spa floor, valet service and exclusive Club Lounge access.
Sam Jones earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel Management and a Diploma in Hospitality Management from the International College of Management in Sydney, Australia before joining W Hotel, Sydney. His career continued in the UK as a Reservations Coordinator in 2007 at Starwood Central London Hotels before climbing the ladder to Account Director, Middle East, Diplomatic, Luxury in 2012 – his final role at the property. In early 2014, he was appointed Director of Sales at Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, leading up to his appointment at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. An energetic professional, Sam Jones has worked in international markets from the U.S. to Brazil for sales missions and hospitality industry events. He is a proven sales leader with a record of consistently exceeding sales goals.
The newly appointed Director of Sales was awarded the EAME Best Practice Award in 2013 for Suite Sales Strategy W London/Park Tower and the Top 10 TeamHOT performer of EAME in 2011, among other accolades. His UK experience will be an extraordinary asset for Le Méridien Dubai’s MICE segment, this being one of their key source markets. Further, Jones’ ability to continually surpass sales goals will serve as a value contribution for growing business at the hotel.
“Sam comes with a proven track record in hospitality sales in the dynamic UK hospitality landscape and it gives me great pleasure to welcome him to head our growing sales team at Le Meridien Dubai.” Says Shaun Parsons, Complex General Manager of Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre.