Key appointments: Marriott, Hilton, La Vie, Outrigger and more
Marriott Promotes Longtime Employee to ANZP Regional Operations Manager
Marriott International has promoted Harry Singh, general manager of the AC Hotel Marriott Melbourne Southbank, to regional operations manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (ANZP).
Singh reached a two-decade milestone with Marriott last year and was named managing director of the Southbank property in July.
“Harry has proven to be a hardworking, insightful and valuable team member over the past 20 years and will play a vital role in the successful management of our hotels across the portfolio during a busy period of growth for the company. ‘company,” said Marriott International Area. Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt.
Singh began his hospitality career in 2001 as a management trainee at the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel before moving to Australia four years later to take up a position at the Sydney Harbor Marriott. He was later promoted to Director of Operations at Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde.
In 2012 he was appointed Director of Operations at the Melbourne Marriott, but then returned to Sydney two years later to join the team at Pier One Sydney Harbour, before a second tenure in Melbourne with Element Melbourne and AC Hotel.
“I’ve only worked for one organization my entire life, starting my career at Marriott as a management trainee straight out of hotel school,” Singh said.
“This program has now evolved into the VOYAGER program and continues to develop top young talent looking to break into the industry.
“I have been in the hospitality industry for 21 years and still find myself loving it every day. The opportunities to travel, the potential to meet new people and work in an exciting environment with other passionate associates are endless. As the industry heads towards recovery after a tough few years, I look forward to helping inject some fun back into hospitality, bringing to the fore why we chose this industry.
“What excites me the most is helping our talents develop. This role will give me the opportunity to connect with and mentor the incredible talent we have in this region, and I hope to help someone else realize their career dreams, whether it’s starting as me as Voyagers or Front Office, because the opportunities at Marriott are endless.
Singh will return to Sydney for this role and work with staff at more than 40 Marriott hotels.
La Vie appoints Melbourne chief executives
La Vie Hotels and Resorts has appointed two General Managers following the recent signature of The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood and The Motley Hotel.
Jeremy Nordkamp takes over as general manager of the Motley Hotel, which opens in Richmond early next year, while Melanie Watson will lead as general manager of the Sebel Melbourne Ringwood.
Nordkamp brings over 15 years of local and international experience in the hospitality industry, having managed a number of 5-star boutique properties, including the launch of The Calile Hotel Brisbane and Kandima Maldives. He has also held leadership positions at Crystalbrook Vincent, Crystalbrook Riley, Ovolo Laneways, Peppers Dockland and Peppers Beach Club.
Watson brings extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, having held various management, sales and marketing positions, as well as leadership roles at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley, Marnong Estate and Rydges Hotel Bell City.
“As we continue to experience significant growth in Melbourne, we are delighted to welcome Jeremy and Melanie to the team and know that having such experienced and talented managers leading our teams will see both properties go from strength to strength.” , said La Vie Hotels. and Resorts General Manager Craig Bond.
Intrepid ANZ ® Travel Names
Intrepid Travel has appointed Brett Mitchell to oversee the tour operator’s Australian and New Zealand region as ANZ Managing Director.
Mitchell worked at B Corp for over a decade, most recently as a sales manager.
“I am delighted to welcome Brett back to this role. His expertise and operational knowledge, as well as his tenure within our company, allow him to lead our team with clear direction and will play a pivotal role in delivering sustainable and responsible travel experiences across Australia and the New Zealand,” said James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid.
Mitchell will oversee direct and industry sales and marketing strategies, lead the development of Intrepid’s local investment companies, including Haka, ANZ Tours, JOOB and CABN, and serve on Chimu’s board of directors.
“I am very pleased to take on the role of Managing Director of ANZ, where we are well placed to grow with purpose, through our vertically integrated business here in Australia and New Zealand,” Mitchell said.
“I strongly believe that we are still in the early stages of a period of significant growth in sustainable travel, and I look forward to working with all of our partners to grow this category and ensure Intrepid’s continued leadership. in this space.”
Mitchell succeeds Sarah Clark who will leave the company in mid-November before starting a new role as CEO of Tourism Tasmania in early 2023.
Born and raised in Tasmania, Clark brings global tourism experience, specializing in travel and marketing across multiple continents, as well as an in-depth understanding of sustainable travel.
She succeeds John Fitzgerald who led Tourism Tasmania as CEO for nearly a decade.
“As a proud Tasmanian, I am honored to take on this role and provide leadership in realizing Tasmania’s vision and plan to be a global leader in sustainable tourism,” said Clark.
“We are a top destination for many Australian travellers, with international travelers quickly getting noticed. People are looking for enriching and meaningful travel experiences and Tasmania is unlike anywhere else in the world. We are uniquely positioned to thrive as travel resumes thanks to our world-class gastronomy, natural environment, arts and unique culture.
“I look forward to leading the incredible and highly capable team at Tourism Tasmania and working with the wider tourism industry to generate a positive social, cultural and economic impact on Tasmanians through a strong and sustainable tourism economy. sustainable.”
Hilton Little Queen Street welcomes a new chef
Jason Lear joins the Hilton Little Queen Street team as the newly appointed Chef of Luci Restaurant and The Douglas Club cocktail bar.
Lear brings a wealth of experience, having worked at respected Australian restaurants Grossi Florentino (Melbourne), Cafe Di Stasio (Melbourne) and Pilu at Freshwater (Sydney).
Lear presents a new spring menu that celebrates local Australian produce with dishes inspired by Melbourne’s vibrant Italian community.
“I’m thrilled to be at Luci,” Lear said.
“This is one of Melbourne’s finest dining spaces and also a hidden gem. I can’t wait for guests to come and enjoy our new spring menu where we will present the best of the season, including bruschetta with a spring twist with beans, peas and goat cheese.
Outrigger Appoints Vice President of Americas Sales
Outrigger Hospitality Group has appointed Angela Murphy as Vice President of Sales for the Americas.
Murphy brings a wealth of experience with her most recent role as Global Sales Manager and Marketing Consultant for a portfolio of contract clients in New York, Northern California, Portland and internationally.
Prior to becoming a consultant, she was a co-founder of the nonprofit Food for Change; regional director of sales and marketing at Proper Hospitality and also Viceroy Hotels and Resorts; Global Director of Sales and Marketing for One&Only / Kerzner International for Australia and the United States; and Director of Key Accounts for IHG for Australia, US and UK.
Murphy will work to develop key sales strategies for the brand’s Waikīkī Collection, Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa and other Hawaiian properties. She will lead strategy in growth groups and wedding market segments; leading the Outrigger Expert Advisor and Outrigger Business Connection programs; and lead the company’s service sales and independent contractor network in North America.