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Justin McConnell New General Manager of Next Hotel Brisbane

October 27, 2017 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Next Hotel Brisbane is proud to announce the promotion of Hotel Manager Justin McConnell to General Manager after nine outstanding months with the company.

His success as Hotel Manager includes overseeing budget performance and has led Next Hotel Brisbane to achieve revenue growth year on year of 8%, which is very impressive in a declining market. Mr McConnell was instrumental in helping the hotel to win the Outstanding Community Service & Achievement Award this year at the annual Queensland Hotel Association Awards for Excellence in the 0-99 employees category.

An authentic and passionate manager who is considered a great team leader by staff, Mr McConnell joined Next Hotel Brisbane in February this year from Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel, where he was Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) for over three years. Previous to this he was Director of Rooms, Sofitel Brisbane and EAM of the 648 room Grand Hyatt Bali. Mr McConnell also has a culinary background and started his hospitality career as a Chef.

Well known and highly regarded in the Brisbane Hospitality industry, Mr McConnell is an active member of the International College of Hotel Management and on the Graduates in Industry International Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Industry Consultation committee for Central Queensland University Bachelor of Hotel and Resort Management and a Guest Lecturer at the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Society, University of Queensland.

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