Aman is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Ward as Head of Global Sales & Distribution. Greg joins the company from Shangri-La Group where he was Vice President of Sales .With over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality, retail and private aviation sector, Greg brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role at Aman where he oversees all sales activities across the portfolio and key source markets, as well as managing the global sales team of Aman representatives both on and off property. Based in the Zug office, Greg will also help define the future vision and strategy for Aman while working closely with Chief Operating Officer Roland Fasel.
Commenting on his appointment, Greg says “Aman, with its intimate retreats and unassuming, warm hospitality, has always been a brand I have respected. I am looking forward to steering our approach to global sales as the brand continues to gently evolve in new locations and markets.” In talking about his priorities, he adds, “This is a fantastic opportunity with an amazing team complemented by the ongoing investment and future Aman growth plans, including Aman New York and many other developing destinations, where the emphasis is on the guest experience and experiential journey”.
Greg has an-depth knowledge of high value sales, marketing and distribution. Prior to his time at Shangri-La, where he spent over five years, Greg was the Group Sales & Marketing Director for TDA Capital Group where he worked with luxury brands Royal Demeure Hotels, Resorts and Residences, Royal Demeure Aviation and jewellery company Niquesa. Greg has previously held Sales & Marketing positions at von Essen, Mandarin Oriental, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Aman is currently comprised of 32 properties, in 21 destinations, including the recently opened Aman Kyoto, and will launch Aman New York in 2020.