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Pier One Sydney Harbour increases operations team with a culturally cool mix as beautification continues

October 16, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

With the beautification underway, General Manager Kim Mahaffy welcomes new additions to the team at Pier One Sydney Harbour. Hand picked, the new operations team is exactly like nothing else in Australia, they understand guests’ need for an experience and are ready to exceed their already high expectations. The announcement is another transition point in the already exciting transformation of the hotel, with the new lobby and reception opening its doors this month, the new bar to welcome guests in the coming weeks and the highly anticipated new restaurant to showcase innovative cuisine by the end of the year. 

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“I am excited with the direction we are taking Pier One Sydney Harbour – creating an experiential hotel that stands apart from the ordinary, developing a hotel that delivers on the extra-ordinary for our guests and associates alike. With this in mind I am developing a distinct and original team to achieve together what one person cannot accomplish alone. A team that is nothing less than unique, collectively exceptional. Complimented by the bold originality and the rich character of the property, our dynamic operations team will ensure every guest is offered an individualised hotel experience” commented Mahaffy.

Harry Singh

A passionate soccer fan, guitarist and former roadie for bands like Deep Purple, Pier One Sydney Harbour’s Director of Operationsknows how to roll out the red carpet and entertainment for every occasion. Hailing from India, Harry Singh’s career spans over a decade across the globe, many years of which have been with the Marriott International Group in India and Australia. With guests that include Bill Clinton, he understands the expectations of the highest profile of clients. Harry’s extreme eye for detail not only creates defining moments in every guests’ stay, but his passion is second to none in ensuring every experience is authentic, stylish and exactly like nothing else.

Brendan Hamson

An international traveller at heart and wine aficionado, you know the Business Development Manager appreciates the finer things in life when his red wine cellar is as extensive as the most enviable of winemakers. Brendan’s career is as varied and unique as a wine region’s terroir. From Sponsorship Manager for a charity organisation, a passionate catering business Owner Operator, Business Development Manager Corporate across Mirvac Hotels & Resorts, Events Manager for Sebel, Conference & Events Sales Manager at Harbour Rocks Hotel and most recently Conference Operations Manager at Pier One Sydney Harbour, Brendan’s new position of Business Development Manager within the hotel accentuates his established strengths in building relationships.

Emmie Sarangaya

A love of the sweeter side of life, Emmie is not only passionate about chocolate, but also ensuring her corporate relationships are as smooth and delightful as the best mocha-coffee. Having managed a host of high profile occasions, Pier One Sydney Harbour’s expertBusiness Development Manager – Corporate excels in leading every corporate event beyond the expected. Emmie has a wealth of experience as Business Development Manager across both Mirvac Hotels & Resorts and Accor Hotels and most recently as Corporate Sales Manager with Marriott International. Her passion for travel and exploring the extraordinary makes her the perfect fit for the hotel’s new direction and establishing the most intricate, authentic and avant-garde experiences.

Chris James

When the Business Development Sales Manager – MICE has also been a DJ in Ibiza, you know there will always be exceptional audio at any Pier One event. Chris James has extensive experience working overseas and has managed countless international grand openings. His established strengths in event management allow him to direct projects with ease whilst satisfying clients’ needs and delivering optimum results. Chris’ previous experience includes working at City Hotel & Lane Bar in London and Sapphires Sound & Light with marketing and special events his forte.

Feroza Saleem-Martin

With her head in the clouds and a luge to ride down, Pier One Sydney Harbour’s Conference & Catering Manager has worked extensively in events and catering for some of the more unique hotels and restaurants abroad. From a mountain restaurant to a volcano hotel, Feroza has always had her feet planted firmly on the ground, bringing incomparable conferencing and events to light. Her experience across a broad range of international hotels ensures she provides only the finest of events, leading staff to exceptional service and creating welcoming environments as she caters for guests’ every need – with a glass of champagne in hand of course!

Tanmay Joshi

With over a decade of international five-star hospitality experience under his feet, Tanmay will always go into bat to deliver the most exceptional service and leadership across bars, banqueting and restaurants. Pier One Sydney Harbour’s new Conference & Events Operations Manager, Tanmay’s passion for cricket transcends the field, ensuring every special event plays out not only above expectations, but for every ordinary detail to be extraordinary.

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