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New sales head for Mangalis Hotel Group

BARCELONA, May 2, 2017

Mangalis Hotel Group has appointed Assita Kone as the group director of sales and marketing.

Kone will be leading the group’s ambitious sales and marketing team across West Africa, with its exciting and diverse portfolio of brands, Noom Hotels (upper upper scale), Seen Hotels (upper mid-scale) and Yaas Hotels (lifestyle).

Kone brings over 15 years of extensive experience in marketing and sales, e-commerce, and business development, as well as has robust knowledge in Global Distribution Systems, hospitality technology, e-distribution & commerce, with a profound insight on the EMEA markets and trends, particularly Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Mangalis Hotel Group, Kone served as the regional hospitality business development manager at Travelport for the Middle East and Africa, in addition to Turkey, Pakistan and India. Before that, she led the e-distribution of the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Kone has always been involved in e-commerce, revenue and distribution management, with a main focus on Middle East and Africa regions, both while working at Pegasus Solutions incorporating Utell Hotels & Resorts, and Accor Group.

A French national, Kone is graduate of Tourism and Management studies in Ecole des Techniciens Superieurs du Tourisme in Paris, as well as London South Bank University, where she specialized in Business and Management.

Commenting on the appointment, Olivier Jacquin, CEO of Mangalis Hotel Group said: “We are delighted to have Assita on board of Mangalis Hotel Group, I am confident that with her vast experience in both the latest trends in marketing, e-commerce, sales and distribution, topped with her international exposure, she will place Mangalis Hotel Group brands among the best in Africa and elsewhere.”

Kone said: “Mangalis Hotel Group has the best mix of deeply rooted African modern and dynamic portfolio of brands, I am excited to be part of this go-getting and striving team.”

Mangalis Hotel Group is committed to place Africa on the roadmap of international hospitality. The first flagship Noom Hotel Conakry in Guinea was inaugurated in September 2016, followed by Yaas Hotel Dakar, in January 2017, and Seen Hotel Abidjan Plateau in March 2017. - TradeArabia News Service




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