Industry Update
Appointment 4 May 2017

Sumesh Gopal

Promoted Assistant Director of Sales
At Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sumesh GopalHawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) in Dubai has announced the promotion of Sumesh Gopal from senior sales manager to assistant director of sales, and the appointment of Ahmed Sayed Mohamed as leisure sales manager. Gopal, who specialises in the leisure segment, has nearly two decades of hospitality and sales experience. Before joining Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, he was with the leisure sales team of Ramada Jumeirah Hotel, and held a cluster sales role for AccorHotels. He was previously affiliated with Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, and Metropolitan Hotel Dubai.

Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company, with over 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 822,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry.
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