Industry Update
Appointment15 July 2019

Balwin Yeung

Appointed Group Director Global Sales
At Wharf Hotels in Harbour City, Hong Kong (SAR)

Balwin Yeung

Wharf Hotels has appointed Balwin Yeung as Group Director Global Sales, strengthening its sales force with Balwin as a dynamic new addition to its expanding Sales and Marketing team.Leading the group's Global Sales Offices across five continents, Balwin, a top sales achiever, will guide the hospitality company's sales and business strategy in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore, the Americas, UK and Europe.

Holding an industry rich portfolio of experience in the cruise, airline, hotel, and travel trade sectors, Balwin's most recent role prior to joining Wharf Hotels, was as Director of Sales and Marketing, Hong Kong and South China at Royal Caribbean International, where he was responsible for bringing the world's biggest cruise line to Hong Kong, building the business from the ground up, following former positions with United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Balwin earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Hospitality Management from the University of San Francisco, USA. He was awarded "Outstanding Young Marketing Professional" across all industries by the Hong Kong Management Association in 2007 and was appointed by the Tourism Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry, since 2014.

At leisure, Balwin enjoys seeking out new restaurants, is a foodie and appreciates good wine.

Wharf Hotels

Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines.
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