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Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley appoints new general manager

April 9, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is pleased to announce Robert Coates as its newly appointed General Manager, bringing with him a wealth of international and domestic hotel experience to the Hunter Region.

Robert will continue in his role as Area General Manager, overseeing the operations of four hotels within NSW and ACT.

Starting his career with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in 1986, Robert has successfully led operations across a number of IHG properties past and present in Australia and New Zealand. Properties include Crowne Plaza Auckland, New Zealand; Crowne

Robert Coates_Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley GM

Robert Coates_Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley GM

Plaza Newcastle, NSW and Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Northern Territory.

Of his new role at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Robert said, “I’m looking forward to leading our world famous Hunter Valley operations, and supporting the team in delivering the level of excellence in services and facilities that it is renowned for.”

“Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley provides a unique experience for a families, couples and corporate visitors from Australia and abroad, and we’ll be rolling out a number of exciting initiatives this year to give guests even more reasons to visit our award-winning resort.”

In February 2014, ground was broken on Hunter Valley Conference & Events Centre, the Hunter Valley’s largest conference and events centre which is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.

Built overlooking garden spaces within Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, the Centre has a combined 2,012 square metres of pre-function, meeting, exhibition and convention space; each with its own separate access, space and natural light.

The Hunter Valley Conference & Events Centre will have capacity for up to 1000 delegates, and will provide the largest and most comprehensive conference and exhibition facilities in the Hunter Valley. All conference rooms open onto a glass roofed gallery that gives a distinct feel for its iconic Hunter Valley location.

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