Pranav Vohra Pranav Vohra

Pranav Vohra has been appointed to the role of director of sales & marketing at the Fairmont Dubai.

Voha joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as director of sales & marketing at Hyatt Regency Dubai, with experience of more than 13 years in the hospitality industry in the United Arab Emirates.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Hotel Management from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom and an MBA in Marketing and Operations from SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai.

After beginning his hospitality journey in 2004 in India, where he obtained extensive knowledge in front office, housekeeping, food and beverage and sales and marketing departments, he also pursued and received an Advanced Marketing Certification from Cornell University in 2008, specialising on marketing, revenue, distribution and sales.

He moved to Dubai in 2005 with the Grand Hyatt Dubai within its front office department, where he was subsequently promoted to sales executive in 2006 and Senior Sales Manager in 2011. He moved up the ladder as an associate director of sales a year later, working on the corporate and leisure market.

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A year later he was promoted to cluster director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Place Dubai cluster (which includes the Al Rigga and Baniyas Square properties), and was part of the pre-opening teams.

At his new role, Vohra will carry out the responsibilities of overseeing the property’s reactive and proactive sales efforts, determining and developing marketing communication activities in conjunction with the overall brand strategy.

Robert-Jan Woltering, regional vice president, UAE and general manager, Fairmont Dubai said in a statement: "We are delighted to welcome Pranav to our Fairmont family, within our seasoned and dynamic team here on Sheikh Zayed Road. His remarkable passion for sales and marketing will further build on our team's success and provide a fresh approach which will allow us to strengthen the brand and its relationship with our stakeholders within this very competitive city."