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92166 28 Feb 2019

Millennium Resort Mussanah Appoints Kiran Sonawane as Director of Sales and Marketing

Kiran Sonawane brings over 17 years of experience.

Mussanah, Oman – Millennium Resort Mussanah, developed by Omran, the leading tourism-related investment‚ development and Management Company in Oman, is pleased to welcome Kiran Sonawane as the property’s new Director of Sales and Marketing.

With over 17 years of experience, specializing in positioning and managing luxury beach properties, Kiran brings with him a sound understanding of the economics in the travel and tourism industry.

Reporting to Dermot Birchall, Kiran will be responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing initiatives including strategic business partnerships and developing sales and marketing promotions, with an aim to achieve a higher number of occupancy, growth and profitability.

Kiran has joined Millennium Resort Mussanah with a solid experience working with various hospitality groups such as Taj Palaces, SLH Property, Banyan Tree & Angsana Hotels, ONYX Hospitality, Sarovar Hotels Group. He began his hospitality career in India, where he originally hails from, in 2002 with Renaissance – Marriott following which his passion for the hospitality industry saw him rapidly rise through several positions and work in key markets such as Maldives, Australia and Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new appointment, Dermot Birchall, General Manager, Millennium Resort Mussanah, said, “Our property boasts of all the necessary elements to deliver a memorable stay: amazing location, luxurious facilities and amenities, finest food outlets, exceptional level of service delivery. We are now focusing on implementing strategies to attract our target audience to the best family-friendly hotel in the region and Kiran Sonawane will be at the helm of driving these initiatives. With an extremely impressive sales and marketing background, we are sure he will be an outstanding leader to his team and instrumental in positioning our property to reach greater heights.”

Speaking of his appointment, Kiran who enjoys outdoor adventure sports and cooking said, “I am excited to be a part of the award-wining property of the region. I look forward to closely working with the company’s sales, marketing and leadership teams to align our initiatives and achieve positive results.”



About Millennium Resort Mussanah, Oman

Developed by Omran, the leading tourism-related investment‚ development and Management Company in Oman, operated and is a part of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Plc. With 234 spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites, 74 fully furnished studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with kitchens, 3 restaurants, 4 lounges/bars including poolside bar, 5 swimming pools including a shaded family pool and Jacuzzi and a kids splash pool, 54 berth marina, outdoor Fitness Park with Fitness Track, 18-hole mini golf and 2 floodlit tennis courts, luxurious spa and wellness center plus a beachfront location, dive centre on the site, water sport activities, kiteboarding, the Millennium Resort Mussanah is the perfect getaway for families, couples, groups and sports enthusiasts.

Millennium Resort Mussanah was built on the site of the 2nd Asian Beach Games in December 2010 and still retains many of the world-class leisure facilities. Over the last years, the resort hosted the FIFA Asian Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers 2011, the inaugural TEDx Muscat IT conference 2011, the Brand Oman Youth Summit Conference 2011 & 2012, the 2014 edition of EFG Sailing Arabia-The Tour in addition to the 2013 Laser World Championships sailing event which attracted 373 of the world’s best sailors, Tours of Oman 2015, Mussanah Race Week, Oman Bike Week, 1st & 2nd International Dragon Boat for Oman and Millennium Triathlon 2016.


About Millennium Hotels & Resorts

Millennium Hotels & Resorts plc is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 130 hotels worldwide. With almost 40,000 rooms worldwide, the company is present on all continents with a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class.

From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa. Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners. Millennium Hotels & Resorts currently operates 40 hotels, has 14 hotels due to open this year and 35 hotels in the pipeline across the region.


For more information, please visit www.millenniumhotels.com