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Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts (AH&R) reveals four key leadership appointments to its senior leadership team

L-R: Ashley Goddard, Silvia Collepardi, Michel Politano and Sarah Walker Kerr
L-R: Ashley Goddard, Silvia Collepardi, Michel Politano and Sarah Walker Kerr

A dynamic and fast-growing hospitality company, Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts (AH&R) has recently revealed the selection of four top talents to its leadership team. The strategic onboarding includes the appointment of Ashley Goddard as Corporate Culinary Director, Silvia Collepardi as VP Sales & Marketing for COLOURS OF OBLU & By Atmosphere, Michel Politano as VP Revenue & Distribution and Sarah Walker Kerr as VP Communications.

Coming from some of the finest hospitality brands across the globe, these accomplished leaders are set to add to the company’s growth momentum; and to help take its three brands, THE OZEN COLLECTION, COLOURS OF OBLU and By Atmosphere, to alluring leisure destinations in India, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Ashley Goddard, Corporate Culinary Director
Ashley Goddard will drive brand distinction and corporate reputation by refining dining experiences throughout Atmosphere’s portfolio of resorts. He will mentor and develop the company’s culinary teams, enhance existing Food and Beverage experiences and contribute to the launching of new openings and projects in the current pipeline. During his successful career spanning over 30 years, this Australian Chef and Culinary Entrepreneur has worked with some of the leading international hospitality companies, immersing in cultures across the globe.

Silvia Collepardi, VP Sales & Marketing for COLOURS OF OBLU & By Atmosphere
Silvia Collepardi has been promoted to Vice President Sales & Marketing for the company’s recently launched brand, COLOURS OF OBLU as well as By Atmosphere. In her new role, Silvia will focus on strengthening brand positioning in key feeder markets across the globe and developing new markets. Hailing from Italy, Silvia offers a wealth of expertise acquired over 16 years of sales and marketing experience, including senior positions at international brands like Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Michel Politano – Vice President Revenue & Distribution
French national Michel Politano will work towards maximising revenue, enhancing channel connectivity and profitability and optimising online presence, traffic acquisition and conversion. An impactful leader with 15 years of hands-on experience, Michel excels in implementing unique and highly effective market strategies, successfully entering new markets and providing value-based leadership. He has most recently held senior leadership positions at Emaar Hospitality Group, where he set up and grew the entire distribution ecosystem.

Sarah Walker Kerr – Vice President Communications
Sarah Walker Kerr has hit the ground running, steering the company’s communication strategy with a focus on promoting brand distinction. With over 20 years of international experience, UK-born Sarah is adept at setting up and managing global integrated communication programs that drive guest engagement, elevate corporate identity and build brand equity. Sarah comes to Atmosphere from Marriott International, where she spent 3 years as VP Communications, achieving positive awareness (externally and internally) and brand distinction.

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