Giving force to the brand’s fast expanding footprint in Australia and New Zealand, Swiss-Belhotel International is building an impressive team of top hotel industry executives to introduce the group’s unique combination of passion and professionalism across the region.
Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, Mr. Gavin M Faull, and Senior Group Director of Operations, Mr. Jorn Wisselink, were both guest speakers at an international hotel investment conference in Sydney in late July. Immediately following the conference, Swiss-Belhotel International hosted its own event on July 29, an assembly of top executives comprising the General Managers of The York by Swiss-Belhotel Sydney; the Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane, which opens on 15th October 2016, the Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak Queenstown and Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland, which also opens in October 2016.
The executive meeting took place at the NAB Bank head office business centre and hospitality facility in Sydney. NAB is the major banker to Swiss-Belhotel International in Australia, as well as to the Faull Group in New Zealand.
Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull.
“A unique aspect to Swiss-Belhotel International’s four operations in Australia and New Zealand is that we actually own three of the hotels there,” said Mr. Faull. “That brings a strong focus on profitability and financial performance due to the capital and financial commitments involved.”
Although the meeting was led personally by Mr. Faul and Mr. Wisselink, a significant portion of the proceedings followed a workshop format, with all attendees presenting on behalf of their individual property and operation.
“The key goal is to bring cross sales and marketing support in both countries together through the operations and to link staffing, training and operational support,” explained Mr. Wisselink. “A similar coordination meeting will be held in Jakarta, Hong Kong and Dubai later in the year as we drive our management and investment business model forward globally.”