Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi appoints Mrs. Farah Willey as Director of Sales & Marketing

October 2016

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi takes pride in announcing the appointment of Mrs. Farah Willey as the new Director of Sales & Marketing. Farah brings with her a wealth of experience spanning over 18 years across multiple countries in Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. Boasting extensive expertise, she has worked at the helm of Sales & Marketing department with the world’s leading hotel groups such as The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C., InterContinental Hotels and Carlson Rezidor.

In her former role, Farah had worked in the capacity of Director of Sales & Marketing at the iconic The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, Hungary, prior to which she headed Sales & Marketing department at the InterContinental Hotel in the same city. An alumna of the esteemed Cambridge College, UK, Farah found a niche for herself in hospitality as a career in 1998 when she joined Grand Europe Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was in 2006, Farah embraced the position of the pre-opening Director of Sales & Marketing at the award-winning Radisson SAS Hotel Astana, Kazakhstan wherein she got promoted to the position of Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) and since then there has been no looking back.

Commenting on her appointment, Mr. Desmond Hatton, General Manager, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi said “We are honoured and excited to have Farah onboard as our new Director of Sales & Marketing. We firmly believe that she will play an instrumental role in spearheading the sales and marketing activations at the property and shall strengthen the positioning of the hotel in both local and international arena”. 

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