Crystalbrook Collection makes four key appointments as the hotel group.
Neil Patmore, Chief Financial Officer, Crystalbrook Collection Corporate Office
Crystalbrook Collection has appointed Neil Patmore as its Chief Financial Officer overseeing the company’s planned AU$1 billion investment in Australia. Neil joins Crystalbrook Collection following an extensive career in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently Neil was the Senior Regional Finance Director, Australasia for Hilton Worldwide.
Speaking on his appointment, Neil said:
“Crystalbrook Collection has a great future. It’s a unique and exciting opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals passionate about creating a new brand that will challenge the status quo within the hospitality world.”
Neil will be based at Crystalbrook Collection’s head office in Sydney overseeing teams in Sydney, Cairns and Port Douglas.
Eddie Ross, Food and Beverage Manager, Crystalbrook Collection Cairns
Eddie Ross has been appointed Food and Beverage Manager across the first three Crystalbrook Collection hotels located in Cairns. Eddie brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry acquired working throughout Australia and New Zealand. Most recently he managed a staff of 350 where he was responsible formulating and implementing strategies for growth.
Commenting on his appointment, Eddie said:
“We’ve got very strong restaurant concepts and I’m looking forward to opening these and making our mark on the Australian culinary scene.”
Luis Rodrigo Zamora, Executive Chef, Crystalbrook Collection Cairns
Hospitality veteran Luis Rodrigo (Rod) Zamora has been appointed Executive Chef overseeing the groups hotel portfolio in Cairns. Rod is a seasoned culinary professional with more than 20 years’ hospitality experience working throughout London, Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand, Maldives and Australia. Most recently he held the position of Executive Chef with Hilton Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia.
“Having worked abroad for so many years I’m excited to be back in Australia and working with the extensive array of fantastic local produce we have here,” said Rod.
George Beeby, Director of Sales, Crystalbrook Collection Cairns
George Beeby joins Crystalbrook Collection as the newly appointed Director of Sales across the three hotel developments in Cairns. George brings over a decade’s experience in sales and business development to the role. George previously held senior sales positions with both Starwood/Marriott International and Accor Hotels.
Speaking on his appointment, George said:
“I’m excited about Crystalbrook Collection’s vision and look forward to redefining Cairns as the go-to destination for luxury leisure.”