Doha, Qatar – Kiran Kumar has been appointed as the Cluster Director of Marketing & PR for JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, Marriott Marquis City Center Doha and the Marriott Executive Apartments City Center Doha, heading marketing and communications for the properties. Kumar will also oversee the pre-opening of five upcoming hotels as a part of his role: Le Meridien City Center Doha, Delta Hotel City Center Doha, Element City Center Doha, Element West Bay Doha and Autograph Collection Al Samriya.
As a Multi Property position, Kumar brings over twenty years of global experience to these award-winning portfolio of brands, which in his new role, Kumar will seek to continue to grow the property’s prominent position within the local, regional and international markets.
Having successfully achieved an MBA in Marketing & Human Resources Development, Kumar’s initial foray into hospitality arrived when he took up a position with the iconic Le Royal Meridien, Chennai, India in 2001. His journey continued to the UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and now to Doha. Throughout his executive career path, Kumar has worked for prominent international hotel chains where he was exposed to several key areas in the hotel management sphere, amassing to his vast operations background knowledge and his proven successful record of accomplishment of delivering a premium hospitality and outstanding service experience.
“A skilled marketer, Kiran is no stranger to Marriott International,” commented Rick Enders, Cluster General Manager of one of the largest upcoming cluster of Marriott hotels in the region. “After over a decade spent in key roles within Marriott properties in the UAE, I am confident that Kiran brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the luxury leisure industry that will not only help drive and shape the needs of our three existing hotels, but he will also be instrumental in our future success of activating a string of upcoming 5 new properties in the heart of Doha.”
Kumar expressed his excitement to be expanding his hotelier career within the internationally acclaimed Marriott group, with saying: “I am honored to take on the role of Cluster Director of Marketing & PR, with the focus on creating truly exceptional hotel experiences, reflective of each individual brand’s iconic philosophy. I see significant opportunities for each of the hotel’s further development in the market and I am truly inspired by the prospect of adding value to an already existing great team.”
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