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Appointments

Hilton appoints chief customer officer

Hilton has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as chief customer officer. In this newly created role, he will oversee the Global Brands, Marketing, Loyalty & Partnerships, IT and Strategy teams. Witter has extensive background in these functional areas, most recently serving as President of Retail and Direct Banking at Capital One Financial Corporation. He will report to Christopher J. Nassetta, president …

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Skye Hotel Suites announces new restaurant and culinary direction

Crown Group has announced that it has partnered with three renowned culinary innovators who will bring to life the food and beverage (F&B) concept at its highly-anticipated flagship hotel, Skye Hotel Suites at Parramatta. Noted hospitality designer Nic Graham, hospitality consultant Dave Galvin and industry-renowned chef Stephen Seckold have been tapped to launch the new restaurant concept, a lobby-level all-day …

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Crown Hotels appoints Shaun D’Cruz executive general manager, Crown Hotels Melbourne

Shaun D’Cruz has been appointed executive general manager, Crown Hotels Melbourne – with responsibility for Crown Towers Melbourne and Crown Metropol Melbourne. Shaun was previously general manager Crown Towers Melbourne and in this role, spearheaded the luxury hotel’s achievements including the recent Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star rating attained in February 2017, making it the only hotel in Victoria to attain …

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New general manager appointed to Wyndham Surfers Paradise

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has appointed Richard Meulet to manage one of the most prestigious properties in its portfolio, Wyndham Surfers Paradise. Richard comes to Wyndham having spent close to nine years of his career in general manager roles at Sydney hotels and with more than 16 years’ management experience in hospitality, mostly in the competitive Sydney market. In …

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AccorHotels appoints first indigenous general manager

Coinciding with International Women’s Day (8 March), AccorHotels is proud to announce it has appointed its first ever Indigenous general manager, Kristy Stanton, who has become general manager of ibis Budget Sydney Olympic Park. Officially announced at a special Elders breakfast at Harbour Rocks Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel, the appointment of Kristy also marks a milestone for AccorHotels Indigenous Employment …

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IHG unveils RISE initiative to inspire and mentor female leaders

Launching in time for International Women’s Day, InterContinental Hotels Group has announced its new program, RISE, to inspire female leaders in Australia and New Zealand to ‘lean in’ to general manager roles. An important component of IHG’s global diversity and inclusion philosophy, RISE will provide a career development program for female leaders who have aspirations to become General Managers, demonstrating …

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Mantra vows to close gap on gender inequality

Its latest data showed that the accommodation group sits above the industry average for female employees and that an influx of women in management has boosted gender equality in senior roles. 61 percent of Mantra Group’s 4,500+ Australian team members are female – 9.2 percent higher than the industry average, according to the latest data from the Workplace Gender Equality …

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IHG appoints Rajit Sukumaran as chief development officer in AMEA

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Rajit Sukumaran to the role of Chief Development Officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. IHG has an established reputation as a valued partner for successful hotel owners and investors globally and currently operates across nearly 40 countries and territories in AMEA. In his new role, Rajit will head …

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SiteMinder makes two key appointments as it looks to take business to the next level

Five months into its 10th anniversary, SiteMinder announced two key appointments to its C-suite: Ken Aoyama and David Jaros, both renowned leaders in their fields, to the respective roles of chief product officer (CPO) and chief marketing officer (CMO) with immediate effect. The appointments, based in SiteMinder’s Sydney head office, conclude a two-year string of investments into the company’s global leadership …

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