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Appointments

Why hotels should make location matter

Hotels are often sympathetic to their surrounds, offering amenities and experiences that are appropriate to their location – but how important is a hotel’s connection to place and history, particularly given Australia’s rich and complex past?

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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah McCully talks shifting development at Choice Hotels

The former general manager of Star Ratings and BIG4 alumnus spoke with accomnews about her brand-new role at Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups. “Coming from BIG4, I believe that I have a foundation of knowledge on why people buy into a franchise as well as an understanding of what makes a franchise model successful,” she …

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New management appointments for AccorHotels

AccorHotels has announced the following new appointments in Australia: Cleo Seaman has been appointed General Manager, Quay West Suites Sydney. Cleo joined Accor in November 2002 as Food and Beverage Manager at The Como Melbourne before moving to Front Office Manager in June 2005. In June 2006, Cleo commenced at The Sebel Melbourne as Operations Manager. She was appointed as General Manager …

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Tourism’s web wonder woman named as digital champion

Tourism Tribe’s chief digital officer and digital strategist, Fabienne Wintle, has earned the title of digital champion in the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program. The Queensland Government program recognises individuals who undertake activities within their communities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption. Nominated by the Tourism Division, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the …

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Discovery Parks appoints four key executive positions

Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday and accommodation parks, Discovery Parks has announced the appointment of four key executive positions. The announcement comes off the back of a huge 2016 – which saw the company purchase rival operator Aspen Parks. Adam Koch has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer with significant International and Domestic experience spanning the retail, finance …

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General manager appointed to Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Duncan Mars as the new general manager of Ramada Port Douglas. Duncan comes to Wyndham with fifteen years’ senior management experience in hospitality, including the last five years as a general manager in Victoria. Ramada Port Douglas, situated in North Queensland on Port Douglas Road, is a mixed-use property available …

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Two new senior appointments at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Sydney five-star hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two highly regarded senior managers. Respected Australian hospitality leader Simon Barnett has been appointed hotel manager, while renowned senior sales and marketing expert Helen Radic has joined the executive team as director of marketing. A highly skilled and personable hotelier, Melbourne-born Simon has taken …

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Japan National Tourism Organization Sydney welcomes new executive director

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney Office has welcomed a new executive director to head up the team, with Kana Wakabayashi taking over from Mariko Tatsumi. Wakabayashi, who hails from JNTO’s head office in Japan, has moved from Tokyo to Sydney to take up her second overseas posting. “I’m excited to build on the momentum of my predecessors to show …

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