Executive Vice President – Asia Pacific Preferred Hotels & Resorts
David Spooner serves as Executive Vice President - Asia Pacific for Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is responsible for overseeing the strategic growth of the brand in the region, and ensuring the engagement of nearly 100 member hotels, in collaboration with a team of Regional Directors and other associates based in offices across eight gateway cities – Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo. Most recently, Spooner spent four years as Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing for Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, leading the global sales and marketing efforts for the group’s 39 hotels and spearheading the transformation and repositioning projects across marketing, sales, reservations, distribution and revenue management. Previously, while based out of London, he held senior-level sales and marketing roles with global or regional responsibilities for acclaimed hospitality brands such as Sanctuary Retreats (part of Abercrombie & Kent), One&Only Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Raised in Hong Kong, Spooner holds an MBA from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, and a B.A. in Hotel and Catering Administration from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. Now based in Singapore, Spooner’s passions include experiential travel, the environment and how do you define modern luxury. In 2018 Preferred Hotels & Resorts℠ celebrates its 50-year anniversary of curating exceptional independent hotels that deliver authentic, memorable, and inspiring travel experiences. Over the past five decades – filled with expansion into every region of the world and the continued addition of experiential programs and technology – the company has evolved to become Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand with more than 650 one-of-a-kind member hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries (www.preferredhotels.com).
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