Industry Update
Appointment 2 December 2020

Shireen Rowley

Appointed Sales Manager
At INNSiDE Newcastle, United Kingdom

 Shireen Rowley

The global hotel brand has appointed Shireen Rowley for the new role, where she will be responsible for the hotel's business development and sales activity from pre-opening stage to launch. Before joining INNSiDE by Meliá, Rowley took the lead as Director of Business Development at The Sandman Newcastle Hotel whilst supporting sales of their Gatwick and Aberdeen properties. Prior to this she was part of the Sodexo Prestige team, steering the Sales and Marketing functions for NUFC and Tyne and Wear Museums. Rowley has also been part of the sales teams at Barceló Hotels, County Durham and McDonald Linden Hall Hotel.

Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 350 hotels in 35 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, Innside, Tryp by Wyndham, Sol and Paradisus.
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