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W Brisbane introduces stellar new trio of talent

Fresh new faces hit the North Quay running

W Brisbane’s three newest recruits are already making impact igniting a wave of new brand partnerships and F&B activations the hotel intends rolling out in coming weeks.

The new appointees are hotel manager Jeremy Colahan, director of marketing, Stacey Plaine and chef de cuisine Pawel Klodowski.

Jeremy brings over a decade of experience in the domestic hospitality industry, largely at award-winning large scale luxury hotels, to his role at W Brisbane. Jeremy previously occupied managerial positions at Four Points By Sheraton Brisbane, and most recently worked as Director of Rooms at Westin Hotels & Resorts Perth.

Hospitality marketing specialist Stacey joins the team at W Brisbane, bringing over 11 years of international marketing experience to the role. Stacey has worked with Marriott International for the majority of her career in the UK and Europe where she specialized in restaurant and bar marketing within a portfolio of 65 hotels across nine brands.

More recently, Stacey has worked as Director of Marketing within two flagship luxury resorts; JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, and also completed a year as Head of Marketing within a creative agency in Brisbane.

Pawel Klodowski joins W Brisbane from his previous role as Chef De Cuisine at hatted restaurant Noosa Beach House, where he worked and trained alongside high profile gastronome Peter Kuruvita.

Having completed his education and training in Poland, Pawel continued his international career over the subsequent 15 years working in world class restaurants in his home country of Poland, Ireland, Denmark, USA, Cyprus, Copenhagen, Fiji and Samoa, including the Michelin-starred Hotel D’Anglettere in Copenhagen.

Announcing the trio W Brisbane general manager, Haldon Philip said he was very excited to bring some of the country’s strongest talent to the property.

“I congratulate our talent on their new positions at the hotel and look forward to seeing them grow and shine in their roles as they deliver exceptional experiences for our hotel guests,” Mr Philp said

“The talented new recruits are already working towards revitalising our menus across Three Blue Ducks and bringing exciting new consumer activations to Living Room Bar and in-room experiences which will be announced over the coming weeks.” said Haldon Philp, General Manager at W Brisbane.

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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