Best Western names regional director of commercial Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has appointed Venushe Wickramarathne as regional director of commercial – Asia.

Based in Best Western’s regional head office in Bangkok, Wickramarathne will oversee the sales and marketing activities for the group’s entire collection of hotels and resorts in South-east Asia and Japan, encompassing all 16 of the company’s brands.

The hospitality professional has obtained his work experience through a series of roles in Europe and Asia, rising from night manager at an AccorHotels property in Zurich to deputy head of sales – events & banqueting for the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

In 2017, he joined Centara Hotels & Resorts, initially as area director of sales & marketing for Colombo, before moving to Thailand in January 2018 to become the company’s area director of sales & marketing for Krabi.

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