INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY DOUBLE BAY
Frederic Brohez has been appointed general manager of the 140-room InterContinental Sydney Double Bay which is set to open in early 2014 following a full refurbishment. Belgium-born Frederic Brohez joined IHG in 1999, bringing 14 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality industries, holding executive roles at several of the group’s flagship hotels across the Middle East and Europe. He brings operational expertise from his most recent position as hotel manager in the award winning InterContinental Le Vendome Beirut in Lebanon.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
HILTON HOTELS & RESORTS
Marieke Chataigner has been appointed director of business development South Pacific for Hilton Hotels & Resorts. With more than 10 years of experience in upscale hotel chains, Ms Chataigner brings to New Zealand professionalism, new ideas, a deep commercial understanding and marketing experience. Originally from Paris, Ms Chataigner joins the Hilton team from the South Pacific where she worked as director of sales and marketing for Sofitel.
DIRECTOR OF SALES
JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO
Renee Murphy has been appointed director of sales hospitality at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast. Ms Murphy joins the Jupiters team with more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry having held positions in sales, conferences and events, and promotions at both a property director and regional director level. Her experience in sales and events has been with leading companies such as Mirvac Hotels & Resorts, Rydges Hotels and Resorts, Thoroughbred Hotels in the UK and Accor Vacation Club. Before joining the Jupiters team Ms Murphy was director of sales conference & events at QT Hotels & Resorts on the Gold Coast.
GENERAL MANAGER, NSW & ACT
Tim Morgan (AFMEA) has been appointed general manager NSW & ACT at Staging Connections. Having made significant contributions to the events industry for more than 15 years, Mr Morgan’s experience was honed during almost seven years as a board member of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) and in his positions as CEO of MP Expo, and CEO of Morgan Expo.
Allan Yang has been appointed China-based business development manager of Destination New South Wales with responsibilities of growing visitation from China to the state. Mr Yang will be based in Chengdu and brings more than seven years’ business development experience to the role. “With China now the largest contributor of visitor nights and expenditure to NSW, we are ensuring we continue to develop the opportunities to increase visitation,” said Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase.
Hal Philp has been appointed general manager of the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel ahead of the property’s slated opening in March 2014. Mr Philp will be responsible for the successful opening and overall operation of the new hotel, providing strategic and inspirational leadership to his team and delivering the distinguished Sheraton experience to hotel guests and clients. Prior to commencing his new role he sat on the senior leadership team at The St. Regis Doha as deputy general manager and played a pivotal role in the hotel’s opening in early 2012. m