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New directors at Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest welcomes two new professionals in leading positions: Meda Vasiliu as Director of Sales & Marketing, and Ernő Kis-Király as Director of Food & Beverage, according to a press release received by the Budapest Business Journal.

Meda Vasiliu

Meda Vasiliu will lead all sales and marketing-related functions and will be responsible for further promoting the Budapest-based luxury hotel to both local guests and international travelers.

The Romanian-born sales and marketing professional brings with her two decades of experience in the hospitality sector. She started her career working at travel agencies, while most recently she held the position of director of sales and marketing at the prestigious JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

Besides her passion for sales and marketing, Vasiliu is an enthusiastic mentor and a certified Sales and Service Foundation trainer at Marriott International. She has played an instrumental role in supporting charity initiatives and kids with special needs, through organizations such as the Rotary Club, United Way and SOS Childrenʼs Villages.

Ernő Kis-Király will be responsible for strengthening the hotel’s food and beverage services along with leading the related teams, perfecting performance and operations, and further providing memorable dining experiences.

The hospitality professional brings vast experience in conference and banqueting, in-room dining and private dining, and has led multiple high-end restaurants in the past. The Hungarian national moves from Dublin, Ireland, where for several years he worked at market-leading hotels such as the Westin Dublin and the iconic The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel.

Kis-Király has also gained experience at the 2 Michelin-star restaurant of the Belmond Le Manoir aux QuatʼSaisons by Raymond Blanc. In addition to his impressive career, he has excelled in various areas of team management, such as recruitment, training and development, and building up and mentoring teams for pre-opening restaurants.