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Wharf Hotels Announces Global Innovative Hotelier Sandy Russell to the Family


Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sandy Russell as Vice President, Sales & Marketing to the team and lead the group’s corporate sales and marketing.

Wharf Hotels is a Hong Kong based company currently operating 16 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, China and Philippines. The merging of Niccolo Hotels helped set the brand as contemporary urban chic. They have many properties around Asia, with just recently The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened in January 2018 as the brand’s flagship hotel, with 2 new Niccolo hotels currently under development in China following successful openings in Chengdu and Chongqing.

As a Global Innovative Hotelier, Sandy Russell has extensive knowledge to take Wharf Hotels into the next level to go international.

The brand is proud to have Ms Sandy Russell spearhead revenue optimisation and distribution initiatives alongside global sales and marketing to strategically build the group’s sales and marketing efforts internationally.

Sandy has held over two decades of industry knowledge prior to joining Wharf Hotels. She previously held the position of Vice President Commercial Operations Asia Pacific at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, based in Singapore, driving commercial strategies across the region for 116 hotels under 6 brands. She has also received a plethora of awards, including the President Most Valuable Player of the Year, Innovation and Top National Sales Achievement awards, presented by Carlson Rezidor.

On her down time, Sandy is an active philanthropist. She is an active member of The Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the founding member of “Be The Change” foundation, which provides funding to rescue and rehabilitate children sold into slavery in Cambodia.

Wharf Hotels is excited to see the next step in the company and where they will grow with Sandy’s leadership. With their quest to drive innovation, Wharf Hotels believes Sandy will lead the Sales and Marketing team to establish even stronger profitable benchmarks for Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels.

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