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Al Areen Palace & Spa Bahrain names new sales director

MANAMA, September 22, 2021

Zeynep Oden Agagil has been appointed the director of sales and marketing at Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor in Bahrain. She brings with her over 20 years of luxury hospitality experience and sales expertise to this position.
 
Her role at Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor will be overseeing the sales and marketing department, whilst joining the transformation journey into Raffles Al Areen Palace Bahrain. 
 
Agagil started her career with The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul as a part of the pre-opening team in 2001, where she held several positions in the sales field. 
 
She had her first appointment with Raffles back in 2013, as pre-opening director of sales at Raffles Istanbul, being part of the executive committee and also established the Raffles Brand in the vigorous luxury hospitality scene of the Turkish capital.
 
Agagil has an extensively experienced role within luxury brands and Accor. She was director of sales and marketing in an Ottoman Imperial Palace on the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski. 
 
She previously joined Raffles Dubai in October 2017 and later was promoted as cluster commercial director for Raffles Dubai & Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk where she completed another successful opening in the region. She now joins Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor - soon to be Raffles Bahrain.
 
Agagil has a track record of welcoming high profile delegations in her past properties such as Bahrain’s King, His Majesty Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa.
 
"I always believe in the good in people and bringing forward their potential we all have inside ourselves. I am passionate about my mission to inspire young talents and encourage them to share their new ideas and creativity," she stated.
 
"I fell in love with Raffles when I visited Raffles Singapore back in 2012. It was almost magical for me to receive a call to join Raffles Istanbul pre-opening where I have had the chance to position this amazing brand in Istanbul," said Agagil.
 
"Years later I re-joined Raffles to work for its first property in the Middle East – an iconic hotel with timeless architecture - Raffles Dubai. I am honored to be a part of the re-branding team and so excited for the launch of Raffles Al Areen Palace Bahrain," she added.



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