Heading up the sales team, Rafael will be responsible for developing and promoting the hotel to both the corporate and consumer market. He will utilise his knowledge of the industry to create new long-term relationships with key partners to drive valuable new business for the brand.
The ambitious sales director joins at an exciting time for the flagship hotel as it recently unveiled its new Open Lobby concept, offering a vibrant and spacious place to eat, meet, relax or work.
Joining with over 15 years of experience in sales and business development within the hospitality industry, Rafael has built a wealth of experience within large independent hotels and franchises, focusing on both corporate and leisure clients.
Prior to joining Splendid, Rafael worked as director of sales at Holiday Inn London West, formerly the Ramada Encore London West, for over six years. His past roles have seen him work for Kensington Close Hotel and Britannia International Hotel.
Zeljko Stasevic (Stass), Holiday Inn London-Wembley general manager says; ‘‘I am honoured to have Rafael join the team here at Wembley. His in-depth knowledge of industry trends combined with strong customer focus and relationship building skills make him the perfect fit for the evolving Holiday Inn London-Wembley and I have every faith he will contribute greatly to the success of the property.’’
Rafael says; ‘‘I am honoured to be joining the Splendid Family and the team at Holiday Inn London – Wembley. With its ideal positioning in such a thriving area with great connections to local attractions and first-class facilities, I am excited to explore the new opportunities and valuable new business I can bring to the brand.’’
The 336-guest bedroom Holiday Inn London-Wembley offers an unbeatable venue for events and conferences of all sizes. Conveniently positioned within proximity to Wembley Stadium, the SSE arena and just a ten-minute walk from Wembley Underground Station, this full-service property is an ideal accommodation choice with its spacious and comfortable rooms.