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New general manager appointed for The Calile

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Chris Kemlo, the new general manager appointed at The Calile
The Calile in Brisbane has a new general manager with over 18 years’ experience in luxury hotels.

Chris Kemlo joins the team from Crown Sydney where he was general manager of the super luxury hotel that’s part of the Barangaroo complex.

Kemlo started out as a graduate management trainee at Sofitel Queenstown, before progressing to hotel duty manager, then moving on to Crown, where he spent over 14 years at both Crown Melbourne and Crown Sydney.

“I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing luxury brands and hotel openings however, when this opportunity came up, I had to jump at the chance,” said Kemlo of his recent appointment.

“Not only is Queensland a beautiful place to bring up a young family, but The Calile is a stunning property with a team that are equally passionate about representing the brand.”

“My job will be to take a guest approach, people approach and a business approach to make sure we have the right systems and operational processes in place.

“This, in turn, will further enhance the already highly regarded guest experience and take us to the next level.”

The 175-room hotel was selected amongst the world’s top 50 hotels in September last year, coming in at number 12, as determined by 580 travel experts from around the world.

The hotel has a main event space for up to 300 in theatre and a rooftop event space with capacity for banquets of up to 180 guests.

The hotel is part of the TFE Hotels collection of brands.

“It takes a dedicated team to continually deliver elevated guest experiences across rooms, conferencing, events and F&B,” said TFE Hotels’ Group chief operating officer, Chris Sedgwick.

“And Chris’ experience in the luxury sector is certainly a welcome addition to the team.”

Kemlo started at the Brisbane property last month.

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