Meliá Hotels International has appointed Wuttipong Tanteraponchai as the cluster director of sales and marketing (DOSM) for both Meliá Koh Samui and Meliá Chiang Mai, the brand’s first two properties in Thailand.
The Thai most recently worked as DOSM at The Sukhothai Bangkok, leading a team of sales and marketing communication professionals to manage the hotel’s transition to a hybrid alternative state quarantine (ASQ) hotel in the wake of Covid-19.
Prior to that, he worked at The Okura Prestige Bangkok for more than seven years, firstly in the role of director of sales (DOS) for two years before being promoted to DOSM. He has also spent time as cluster DOS at Pan Pacific Hotels Group Singapore, DOS (corporate & MICE) at The Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, and DOS at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok.
Wuttipong embarked on his hospitality career in the early 1990s as a tour coordinator at The Royal Cliff Beach Resort. From there, he steadily rose up the ranks as a guest service agent at The Mansion Kempinski Bangkok and The Royal Orchid Sheraton & Towers before becoming the assistant front office manager at The Embassy Suite Windsor Palace.
He then progressed to senior sales management positions with The Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, The Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, and The Oriental Bangkok.