25 January 2021 (Hong Kong SAR, China) – Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the promotion of Junichi Tamakoshi to Regional Director Sales and Business Development, Japan.
Having previously worked as Director of Business Development at Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong for more than 8 years, he was also involved in various business development projects to secure expansion for the group. In his new role with Wharf Hotels, Junichi’s responsibility encompasses room and event sales for the current hotel portfolio while overseeing the hotel business development focus for the group in Japan.
Educated in Australia, he holds a Bachelor Degree in Business from the University of South Australia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Adelaide. Junichi’s career spans an industry-rich portfolio of senior positions with luxury hotel groups in Australia, Dubai, Japan and London allowing him to maximise his international insights and extensive experience to enhance and strengthen the group’s position.
“It is a strategic pick to promote Junichi to this role, given that he gained a solid experience within our Marco Polo Hotels family. We are confident that with his wealth of knowledge and commercial acumen of the Japanese market, he will prepare this important feeder market for growth post pandemic. We believe he will ensure the delivery of profitable revenue to our portfolio and also expand our footprint in Japan through his development focus. I am delighted to witness his career advancement within the organisation and look forward to building formidable future together,” said Balwin Yeung, Group Director Global Sales of Wharf Hotels.
At leisure, Junichi is an outdoor person who enjoys golf and hiking.
About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong SAR of China, and currently operates 16 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, the brand's flagship hotel, was ranked as the top hotel in the city within a year of its opening, and the upcoming opening of Niccolo Suzhou will bring the brand’s collection to 5 hotels following the successes of Niccolo Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha. Marco Polo’s international deluxe hotels in established locations within China, Hong Kong and the Philippines maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the philosophies of their namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture - just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Wharf Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. Further details are available at wharfhotels.com.
About Global Hotel Alliance
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 17 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit globalhotelalliance.com.