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Élan Soho Suites Welcomes New Conference Sales And Operations Manager

June 10, 2015 Appointments 1 Comment Email Email

A great addition to Darwin’s favourite new hotel was made this month when Élan Soho Suites secured the services of conference and event sales expert Verena Schemm. Verena joins the team at the 4 ½ star hotel, as Conference Sales and Operations Manager- spear heading the new property’s burgeoning conferences and events market.


Élan Soho Suites- Darwin’s newest 301-room property officially opened its doors in late 2014 and is the Northern Territory’s first ever local hotel brand to be launched into the national hotel marketplace.

Verena is excited to make her mark on the hotel’s seamless process for key functions and events that has an entire floor for conferences and functions. Her responsibility will be to hunt and covert new leads for conferences, meetings, private dinners and weddings- along with organising the entire pre-planning of the functions and assisting the operations team on the day of the events.

Verena believes this is the perfect role for her offering the opportunity to personally deal with clients, arrange show rounds of the hotel and attend networking events. As a new addition to the team—Verena—is determined to assist in achieving the hotel’s financial targets- ensuring that the market is aware about the new hotel brand.

With a high level of expertise and extensive knowledge of hotel and hospitality management, coupled with a qualification in hotel and catering- Verena is a perfect fit or Élan Soho Suites.

Verena has moved from London to Darwin in early 2014- and her most recent role in the Top End was as Cluster Groups, Conference & Events Sales Manager for Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin and DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs. She was in charge of managing all four hotel’s functions- with a combined total of 852 rooms and a maximum function space capacity of 410 guests in the Grand Ballroom.

German- born and European-trained- Verena has gained a thorough understanding of Élan Soho Suites conference and events operations.  Able to speak fluently in German, English and Dutch- Verena will be the first point of contact to manage all your corporate and function needs!

Élan Soho Suites is the leading venue for events, launches and corporate functions in Darwin- with a capacity to hold up to 160 guests seated theatre-style or 419 for a cocktail function- just moments from the CBD.

Only a 15 minute drive to Darwin International airport- Élan Soho Suites incorporate a combination of room-styles to suit the corporate traveller- showcasing modern hotel suites, one and two bedroom/ two bathroom apartments.

All hotel rooms feature wireless internet, state of the art entertainment systems and 24 hour room service, while the apartments also feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, living and dining areas and a large balcony offering city or water views. All guests receive access to the outdoor lap pool, fully equipped gym- to ensure they get the perfect Darwin experience.

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  1. Paula van den Boogaart says:

    Congratulations for adding such an interesting and experienced woman to your team. For sure I will check out Elan Hotels and the german-born european-trained Manager when I pass through Darwin. All the best for your new endeavors.

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