Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 154 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Dodds as Associate Director of Sales – New Zealand, effective immediately.

Mr. Dodds brings with him a wealth of international knowledge, with former residencies in London, Thailand and Australia, making for over ten years’ experience in the sales and marketing industry, while carving specialisations in the tourism, sport and hospitality sectors.

Prior to his appointment with Minor Hotels, Mr. Dodds held various successful tenures with leading corporates, including SKYCITY Entertainment Group, TFE Hotels (Australia), Copenhagen Convention Bureau (UK), Tourism Rotorua and Rendezvous Hospitality Group. This extensive experience has also seen him manage teams of up to seven direct reports and business up to $20 million.

With a strong entrepreneurial background and quality stakeholder management skills, Mr. Dodds’ role will now be the driving force behind Minor Hotels’ New Zealand sales department, ensuring continuous business growth specifically within this key market.

Based in Auckland, Mr. Dodds will manage a total of three properties – two in Queenstown and one in Auckland – overseeing the hotelier’s key New Zealand accounts and directing the company’s sales initiatives for the region, which is expected to expand as part of its continued growth strategy.

This appointment is reflective of Minor Hotels’ commitment to strengthening its strategic departments with highly experienced professionals to develop new initiatives and strategies, delivering on key performances as the company’s portfolio continues to grow.

For more information, please visit www.minorhotels.com