Rosewood Hong Kong has appointed Simon Gilkes as director of sales and marketing. In this role, Gilkes will implement sales and marketing strategies as part of the pre-opening team for the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, based out of Hong Kong.
Having worked in hospitality over the past 18 years, he joins from sbe London (formally Morgans Hotel Group) where he oversaw three hotels in London as regional director of sales & marketing.
He began his career as part of the manager-in-development programme at The Boca Raton Resort and Club upon graduating from the University of Surrey. He then relocated to New York City and joined The Regency New York.
After spending over eight years in the United States, he returned to his city of origin to take up the role of director of corporate and leisure sales at The Savoy London.
“Simon is a vital addition to the Rosewood Hong Kong team, and we are delighted to have his valuable global expertise to steer sales and marketing strategies for the launch of our newest ultra-luxury property in Hong Kong,” said Marc Brugger, managing director of Rosewood Hong Kong.