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Brad Mercer Appointed Complex General Manager of the Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

February 7, 2018 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Marriott International is pleased to announce Brad Mercer has been named Complex General Manager of The Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane. Effective 15 March, 2018, Brad will be pivotal in continuing to build the Four Points by Sheraton profile in Brisbane and in launching The Westin Brisbane, which is slated to open on 5 November, 2018.

As Complex General Manager, Brad will function as the primary strategic business leader of both properties. He will be responsible for all aspects of the hotels’ operation and performance, including strategy execution and guest experience. In particular, Brad will oversee the opening of the 298-room The Westin Brisbane, managing team recruitment and brand positioning to ensure the successful launch of the Westin brand within the Brisbane market.

“I’m delighted to help build Marriott International’s presence in Brisbane in 2018,” said Brad Mercer, Complex General Manager, The Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane. “It’s going to be a big year for the city, with domestic and international visitor numbers expected to continue growing in light of big ticket events such as the Commonwealth Games. Consequently, we expect to see a strong demand for quality accommodation in the city.”

Brad steps into the Complex General Manager role with 22 years experience. He joined Marriott International in 2007 as Executive Assistant Manager of The Westin Denarau, Fiji, transferring to the iconic Sheraton on the Park, Sydney in 2010, as Hotel Manager.

In 2013, Brad was appointed opening General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, where his leadership saw the 246-room property win the Australian Hotels Association Excellence Award for Best Superior Accommodation in 2014.

In his role, Brad will report into Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Marriott International.

“Brad’s extensive experience plus his proven success within the Brisbane market will be an asset for both Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane and The Westin Brisbane,” said Sean Hunt. “I look forward to working closely with Brad to grow Marriott International’s footprint in Brisbane, especially during what will be a busy and vibrant year for the city.”

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane opened in March 2014, joining Marriott Hotel Brisbane. In 2018, as part of its commitment to see 50 hotels in operation in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific by the end of 2020, Marriott International will introduce two new properties to the Brisbane market, including The Westin Brisbane and W Brisbane.
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