Oberoi Names Alistair Ballantine Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

The Oberoi Group has named Alistair Ballantine senior vice president - sales and marketing, The Americas, effective November 1. Ballantine will be in charge of the group’s current and future portfolio of hotels, resorts and cruisers under the luxury ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ brands. 
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Ballantine will be responsible to Liam Lambert, president of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Rattan Keswani, president of Trident Hotels. The company says that Ballantine’s immediate task will be to build a sales team that covers both the leisure and business segments. He will be based at Oberoi’s office in New York.
Ballantine’s experience in the travel industry spans more than 30 years. He is the former director of sales and marketing, Orient-Express Hotels Trains and Cruises.  Prior to joining Orient-Express Hotels in 2005, Ballantine was CEO of Shackelton & Frontiers, a fly fishing lodges and travel company.  From 1978 to 2003, Ballantine served as president, United States of America and group chief marketing officer, Abercrombie & Kent International, Inc.  In 1995, he assumed additional responsibility as Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent – United Kingdom and Europe.