Jirayr Kececian has been appointed as the new director of sales and marketing for the Middle East and Africa at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Philippe Cassis, the group's vice president and director of operations in the region has announced.
Kececian was general manager of the Sheraton Voyager Antalya Hotel in Turkey before his current appointment.
He began his career with Starwood in 1978 at the Sheraton Istanbul Hotel in the front office and sales.
Between 1995-1998, he worked with the Sheraton Skyline Hotel in London where he joined as director of sales before being promoted to executive assistant manager.
He holds a degree in hotel management from the Balikesir University in Turkey.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.