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Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Begins Building Its Team With The Appointment Of New Director Of Sales
December 02, 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. - Jon Fisher has joined Hilton at The Ageas Bowl as its new director of sales, marking the start of Hilton's recruitment drive in the lead up to the new hotel's grand opening in May 2015. The four-star hotel is based at the home of Hampshire cricket, The Ageas Bowl, and promises spectacular views overlooking the famous cricket ground, as well as a spa, high-end restaurant, conference and banqueting facilities for up to 700 people in the Ageas Ballroom and a new 18-hole golf course.
Jon Fisher joins the team at the Hilton at The Ageas Bowl with more than four years of experience of the region's hospitality industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the role of director of sales and will be responsible for exceeding the expectations of his varied client base and creating strong business relationships that lead to long-term partnerships.
Prior to his new role, Jon Fisher spent two years as the sales director at Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, where he was responsible for revenue generation from overnight stays, business conferences and social events. He also supported the wider day-to-day and long-term projects within the hotel. Previous to this, Jon Fisher managed a number of key corporate client accounts across eight Marriott Hotels as the client account manager for the south region. His early career was spent with IBM and Xyratex in Havant where, for the last five years, he was involved in managing large showcase events and conferences across the world, sparking his keen interest in hospitality.
Jon Fisher is passionate about Hampshire, having lived in the area all his life. He explains: "Hampshire is a great place to live for leisure, social and career opportunities - all of which I have been fortunate enough to experience - and I think promoting the gems that the area has to offer is key to my new role."
Jon Fisher added: "I have always followed the exploits of our local sporting teams, so I was very keen to be part of this fantastic venture, creating a top quality hotel in the home of Hampshire cricket. It combines my two passions, sport and hospitality. With my knowledge of the local corporate market, my strong relationships with leisure industry contacts and an extensive network of business contacts, I am confident that I can achieve the high expectations of the new hotel.
"I possess a very positive outlook and believe that business should be fun. I really enjoy meeting new guests and can't wait to welcome them to this fabulous new hotel, which I know will 'wow' them!"
Jon Fisher lives in Warsash, Hampshire with his wife and two sons. Passionate about sports, especially cricket and rugby, Jon Fisher has his own rugby team, the Fish XV, which take part in a charity match each year and he has completed 20 of the last 25 Great South Runs.
For further information or to contact Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, call +44 238 047 2002 or visit www.hiltonhotelsouthampton.co.uk. Hilton at The Ageas Bowl will be hosting recruitment fayres early in the New Year to recruit staff to a number of posts across the hotel, with more details to follow.
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