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 Keith D. Blott Appointed Group Director of Marketing
and Sales for Dusit Hotels & Resorts


May 10, 2004 - Mr. Khampi Suwanarat, Chief Operating Officer of Dusit Group, recently announced the appointments of Mr. Keith D. Blott as Group Director of Marketing and Sales, and Ms Lalana Santos, Corporate Director of Public Relations & Communications, both for Dusit Hotels & Resorts and Royal Princess Hotels & Resorts.
Immediately prior to his present position, Mr. Blott was Regional Director of Sales and Marketing of One&Only Resorts, Maldives and Middle East. Other previous posts he has held include Vice President, Global Sales of Raffles International Hotel and Resort, at the same time also Director of Marketing of Properties in the group, Raffles The Plaza and Swissotel The Stamford (formerly Westin Plaza and Westin Stamford) in 2001-2002, and Regional Director, Marketing, Southeast Asia of Six Continents Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific (now InterContinental Hotels Group) in 1999-2000, and before that Director of Marketing & Sales Development-Asia Pacific for Bass Hotels & Resorts (now Inter-Continental Hotels Group).

A British-Australian national, Blott began his career in the UK and has 

Keith D. Blott

Lalana Santos
since worked in many countries, including, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

Ms Lalana Santos, newly appointed Corporate Director of Public Relations & Communications of Dusit Hotels & Resorts, was Public Affairs Director at the Australian Embassy Bangkok for two years prior to taking up her new post. Key posts she has held in the hospitality field include Marketing Communications Director for Chiva-Som International Health Resort (’99-2001), in the same position (and part of the opening team) for JW Marriott Bangkok (’96-’99), Group Public Relations Director for Felix Hotels and Resorts (Jan. ’96-Nov.’96) and Public Relations Director for Siam Inter-Continental Hotel, the start of her hotel career in 1987. 

Lalana started work as Account Executive at PRESKO Group (Bangkok’s leading public relations agency at that time).  She was also General Manager-Public Relations Division of McCann-Erickson Thailand.  Her foray into publishing included Deputy Editor for “Thailand Tatler” magazine when it launched here in ’92, and still occasionally writes for the magazine. 

She graduated from Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia) with a B.A. degree in English, majored in Journalism.

Lalana Santos
Director-Corporate PR & Communications
Also See: Thailand's Dusit Hotels and Resorts Signs Management Contract for Three New Hotels in Fiji and the Seychelles Islands / February 2004

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