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Marketing chief to woo hotel corporate clients.

FRANCESCO IERI has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff.

Italian-born Francesco joins the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff from the Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Airport, where he spent two years as director of sales and marketing.

With more than 15 years experience in the hotel industry, he will focus mainly on managing the business development of the hotel's extensive meeting and conference facilities. He will also provide leadership to the day-to-day operations of the sales and marketing department and oversee and maintain the company's strategic goal of growing the hotel's corporate clients.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me to join a growing hotel that offers excellent conference and meeting facilities to the local corporate market. I am confident that our offering of state-of-the-art conference and meetings space combined with our commitment to provide a first-class service, will see the Radisson Blu become a major player in the Welsh business community."

Sally Hughes, general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, said: "We are delighted to welcome Francesco onboard. I am confident that his strong hotel sales and marketing background will undoubtedly be a key asset not only to the Radisson Blu team but also to our guests and clients.

"His knowledge will be instrumental as we look to build on our conference and meetings business over the coming months."

Established in 2009, the Radisson Blu Hotel is Cardiff's tallest hotel and is operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group.

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* Francesco Ieri has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff. He joins from the Radisson Blu at London Stansted Airport
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 20, 2011
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