TOKYO, Japan 22 April 2021: The Imperial Hotel Co Ltd has
announced the appointment of a new director at its Singapore sales office,
effective 1 May.
Keiko Takahashi who is currently working in the Tokyo sales department will replace Singapore sales director Koji Shimada. The group said she was the first female overseas sales manager in Imperial’s long history that dates back to 1890.
Currently, Imperial Hotel Ltd operates sales offices in
Singapore for the Asian region, another in New York for the Americas, and has
appointed a general sales agent in Taiwan.
Just two years ago, 50% of its guests came from the Americas
and Asia compared with just 2% since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in
Keiko Takahashi joined the famous Tokyo hotel group in its
international sales division, working as a sales representative responsible for
embassies of several countries such as Finland and the Philippines and
marketing to major global companies while arranging international conferences
at the property.
She is tasked with driving recovery in key markets in
Southeast Asia from the regional office in Singapore once travel begins
recovery post-Covid-19 or as travel bubbles are established with Japan.