Great Hotels of the World Appoints New Group Director of Sales & Marketing

London, United Kingdom, June 08, 2011 --( Great Hotels of the World ( has announced the appointment of John Clarke as Group Director of Sales & Marketing. Based at the company’s global headquarters in London, John Clarke is responsible for business development for member hotels in the meetings & incentives and leisure sectors. John’s business development role encompasses a number of responsibilities including increasing the production of MICE and leisure business for member hotels, improving brand presence, and identifying & implementing new opportunities to generate demand for member hotels.

John joins Great Hotels from the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair where he held the position of Director of Sales & Marketing. John’s 15 years experience in hospitality sales and marketing has seen his career journey through several senior positions including five years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing and a further year as Director of Business Development at the Westin Sydney Hotel.

Peter Gould, CEO at Great Hotels comments, “John’s strong background in hospitality sales and marketing will be a great asset to our member hotels and will strengthen our presence in the meetings, incentives and leisure markets. His experience is particularly strong in the MICE sector - a well-known industry figure with strong relationships with a variety of buyers.”

Great Hotels of the World
Brooke Jester
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