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Walwyn drives Ritz marketing
Sean Walwyn has been appointed director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Jim Shultenover, vice president of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, has announced.As a member of the 376-room 'destination resort's' pre-opening team, Walwyn is currently responsible for establishing the entire sales and marketing function and directing all aspects of catering and conference services. The Ritz-Carlton Doha is scheduled to open on September 1. Walwyn has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He was most recently director of business development at the Istanbul Hilton and has a wealth of international experience in Canada, Japan and Europe. A graduate of the Westminster College Hotel School in London, Walwyn counts cricket, spending time with his wife, two children and their dog among his hobbies, though not necessarily in that order!