Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Events

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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Metro Hotel on Pitt wins Agoda Gold Circle Award 2016

Agoda.com has announced Metro Hotel on Pitt as one of a small number of hotels in Sydney to be awarded its Gold Circle Award in 2016. The Awards recognise hotels from around the globe that embody the best qualities of the online booking experience. Now in its eighth year, the selection criteria takes into account the number of consistently glowing …

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Swissôtel Sydney celebrates annual vitality week

In the week of March 20-26, 2017, Swissôtel Sydney announced it will deliver a range of healthy menu items and activities designed to help guests maintain their mental and physical wellbeing. Vitality week aims to raise the awareness for Swissôtel’s global vitality programme, which is in effect year-round, and offer guests access to local jogging maps, vitality guides curated by …

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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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Positive funding initiative for regional NSW, says AAoA

Dispersal of visitors to regions will be impacted by the NSW government’s new “Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund”, according to the Accommodation Association of Australia. However, AAoA said there are still shortcomings in regional tourism which, if addressed, have the potential to create higher levels of employment outside of metropolitan areas. “The NSW government’s regional tourism fund is …

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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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Event planning tips at Metro Mirage Hotel Newport’s Autumn Business Expo

Boutique waterfront 4-star hotel, The Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, is hosting its annual Business Expo on Friday 31st March from 2pm – 5pm to showcase the property, its conference and function facilities and let attendees enjoy a small taste of what Pittwater has to offer. Meeting planners, event organisers and executive assistants will have the opportunity to view the hotel’s …

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