The Clarks Hotels & Resorts appoints Gabriel David Gunesekere as Head Development - Sri Lanka, Maldives & International
To be responsible for negotiating management contracts, branding and recruiting teams
Gabriel Gunesekere has been appointed as Head Development – Sri Lanka, Maldives & International by The Clarks Hotels & Resorts. An accomplished professional with more than 30 years of experience in tourism and hospitality management Gunesekere’s tenure extends to many parts of the globe. However, his key current locations of focus are the Indian Ocean Islands, Middle East / North Africa, Southern Europe & Southeast Asia with a twin positioning of working out of Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. He was also part of midscale and upscale hotels that included the luxury properties in Qatar, Bahrain, The UAE – Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Myanmar which also included Inbound Tourism in Oman and The Maldives etc.
Gunesekere will be responsible for negotiating management contracts, branding, recruiting the teams in certain geographical locations with a focus on the expansion of properties in Sri Lanka and the Maldives with representations internationally. Further, negotiations are currently in the pipeline for new property tie-ups with The Clarks Hotels & Resorts Network both in Sri Lanka and the Maldives with other key geographical locations etc.
Prior to the present assignment, he was working as Director of Sales & Marketing for The Kingsbury Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka and The Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar. During his work tenure he significantly increased the corporate, MICE and leisure segment revenues and improved both the positioning of hotels and the sales teams alike.
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