Industry Update
Appointment20 September 2018

Dorien Smit

Appointed Area Director of Sales and Marketing for IHG Northern Gulf
At InterContinental Doha, Qatar

Dorien Smit

InterContinental Doha has welcomed Dorien Smit as the new Area Director of Sales and Marketing for IHG Northern Gulf, where she will be overseeing and driving the overall sales operations, marketing initiatives, and revenue optimisation channels for 12 IHG hotels in Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait.

Dorien started her career with the iconic InterContinental Amstel, Amsterdam in 2003, where she held several key leadership roles, including Revenue Manager, Front Office Manager, Interim Director of Sales and Marketing, and Rooms Division Director.

Prior to joining InterContinental Doha, she was the Pre-Opening Director of Sales and Marketing for Hotel Indigo Bali, the world's first Hotel Indigo in a resort location.

There she successful led the team in positioning the resort as the leading lifestyle resort in Bali through unique positioning, including working with three local designers to showcase the unique elements of the hotel and local culture during the Jakarta Fashion Week.

Hotel Management School Maastricht

Dorien Smit (Class of 2003) is a graduate of Hotel Management School Maastricht in Maastricht - Netherlands, The
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