Peninsula Hotels announces senior appointments
Hong Kong – 7 March 2017 –
The Peninsula Hotels names Mark Kobayashi as vice president of marketing and Carson Glover as director of global communications.
Reporting to the chief operating officer, Kobayashi will relocate to the company’s Hong Kong headquarter from Tokyo, where he has held the role of director of marketing, Japan, for The Peninsula Hotels.
He began his career with The Peninsula Hotels in October 2006, when he joined The Peninsula Tokyo as director of public relations and formed a key part of the hotel’s opening team.
Having been instrumental in developing the brand and positioning of The Peninsula Tokyo, both locally and internationally, he was promoted to regional director of communications, Japan, in 2012. Three years later, he became director of marketing, Japan, and was responsible for The Peninsula’s marketing, sales, revenue management, rooms reservation, digital marketing, public relations, brand communications, bridal and conference services initiatives in the country.
A Japanese-American, Kobayashi earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, World Politics and Economics from the University of California, Davis, He began his career as special assistant to the chief of staff at the office of Pete Wilson, governor of California.
In 1998, he relocated to Japan and joined a Japanese public relations firm, becoming marketing communications manager at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Tokyo.
In 2003, he entered the hospitality industry as director of marketing communications and opening team member of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, and later worked as director of marketing at Bals Corporation, Japan’s leading interior furnishing company.
Glover joins The Peninsula Hotels from Tiffany & Co, where he worked at the company’s headquarters in New York since 2008, most recently holding the position of senior/group director, global public relations and communications.
Glover holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, with a major in political science and a minor in art history.
He began his at marketing communications agencies in New York, and in 2003 joined J. Walter Thompson as associate director/public affairs for the Diamond Information Center.
He later joined Harry Winston, Inc as corporate communications director.