We are delighted to welcome Julie Akhondi to the Great National team as Sales Manager UK following 8 years at Booking.com.

Commenting on the appointment Paul Abson, Managing Director UK said

“Julie brings a wealth of hospitality distribution knowledge not only to our rapidly growing business but most importantly to our hotel clients. I’m delighted that Julie has joined Great National and looking forward to introducing Julie to our members.”


Julie is an experienced Account Manager specialising in acquisition, driving sales and revenue for independent hotels; previously for a portfolio of 500+ independent hotels and hotel groups throughout the UK.

Most recently Julie lead a Client Services Partner Team, providing accommodation services to hoteliers across the globe.

Commenting on the role Julie Akhondi said “I am really looking forward to being part of a great team at Great National Hotels. The recent merger with Classic British Hotels means it is an exciting time for the group and its members whilst new developments in yield and distribution management will, I’m certain, make a huge difference to independents.”

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