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MICE-Contact Career News: Area director of sales and marketing, IHG Northern Gulf, Dorien Smit

Sep 23, 2018

In her new position, Smit will be tasked with overseeing and driving sales operations, marketing initiatives and revenue optimisation channels for 12 IHG hotels in Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

She began her hospitality journey at InterContinental Amstel, Amsterdam in 2003, where she held several key leadership roles, including revenue manager, front office manager, interim director of sales and marketing, and rooms division director.

Before joining InterContinental Doha, Smit worked as the pre-opening director of sales and marketing for Hotel Indigo Bali, the world’s first Hotel Indigo in a resort location. Prior to that, she served as the area director of sales and marketing in Oman from 2012-2016, where she oversaw the sales and marketing operations for six IHG hotels in the country.

General manager, InterContinental Doha, Andreas Pfister, who is also the director of operations for IHG Northern Gulf, commented on Smit’s appointment: “It is with great pleasure we welcome Dorien to our team. With her vast experience with InterContinental Hotels Group, she is a great asset to the company and will work closely with the team to lead our hotels in the region to more successful milestones.”


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