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SKYE Suites in Australia prepare for next phase of growth announcing appointment of Ari Foo as new Sales Director

August 4, 2020 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Leading innovative hotel division of global real estate developer Crown Group Australia, SKYE Suites, has taken the next step to cement their position within the luxury hotel market, announcing Mr Ari Foo as Sales Director of SKYE Suites. Foo will lead all hotel-based sales activities and will be responsible for developing sales strategies and operations for the SKYE Suites’ portfolio of luxury boutique hotels including SKYE Suites Sydney, SKYE Suites Parramatta and SKYE Suites Green Square.

Mr Foo’s extensive 25-year career within the property and hotel sector extends across high profile sales, trategy and operational roles. Like SKYE Suites continually strives to reach new heights creating vertical villas in the sky and destinations in the clouds, Ari Foo will elevate the SKYE Suites team and add a high calibre of worldly experience and superior guest service that will continue accelerating SKYE Suites into an exciting new phase of growth.

Prior to  joining  SKYE  Suites,  Mr  Foo was  Director of  Global  Sales  at  Hyatt Sales  Force  for  five  years managing a $USD30M portfolio and was awarded Top Producer – Global Account Teams. Prior to this he spent 10 years with Grand Hyatt Melbourne where he was the recipient of the prestigious Hyatt Masters  ward for three consecutive years in recognition for his account management and business development of key corporate for the property. This award represented the top 5% of Hyatt Sales staff globally and is a proud career milestone for Mr Foo.

Whilst the hospitality and travel industry are currently facing new and unique market challenges, Ari Foo has the experience, relationships and ambition to take charge of the new role. Foo explains, “I’m thrilled to take on the new role of Sydney Sales Director at SKYE Suites at a time when the hotel and travel sector is going through one of the most difficult times in its history. I believe we have a strong product that holds an enormous amount of appeal to a variety of market segments and is currently bucking the trend in the current landscape with strong occupancy across all three hotels. With the current hotel landscape so dynamic, we will be implementing sales solutions that highlight our hotel’s personalised guest services that are tailored to each and every guest’s needs.”

Joining the SKYE Suites team was an obvious next step for Mr Foo who has worked with some of the most well-known names in the industry.

“My alignment has always been with 5-tar properties so SKYE Suites’ unique placement in the apartment space with award-winning architectural designs and 5-star luxury hotel experience was certainly appealing. I was also attracted to the vision and future growth and directional plans for SYKE Suites, it is a forward- thinking company. I believe this new role will be a great opportunity to continue growing professionally simultaneously with the brand,” Mr Foo continues.

While still in the first few weeks of the role, Ari Foo has launched straight in with goals to continue boosting brand exposure, launch into new market segments and create a sales and marketing team that is aligned ith  the  core  values  of  SKYE  Suites.  Currently  he  is  enjoying  the  daily  opportunities  and  hands  on experience of working across all hotel sales and marketing aspects that you don’t always get with larger brands.

Crown Group CEO, Iwan Sunito, who is overjoyed with the appointment and the promise that Mr Foo brings, says, “We are delighted to have Ari join SKYE Suites as Sales Director and already have some exciting plans to continue producing remarkable results and brand awareness for SKYE Suites’ boutique luxury hotels.”

“For SKYE Suites, building a strong and experienced sales team that have a specific market focus is part of our long-term growth strategy and is imperative for SKYE Suites to continue delivering five-star hotel experiences for our broad range of guests,” Mr Sunito concludes.

The SKYE Suites brand first launched in August 2017 with the opening of the stunning SKYE Suites Parramatta. This was followed by the second SKYE Suites opening in October 2018 as part of the Arc residential tower at 300 Kent St. Recently, SKYE Suites’ unveiled the third luxury serviced apartment hotel at Green Square part of the eye-catching $575 million Infinity building on the corner of Bourke Street and Botany Road.

All three properties articulate SKYE Suites’ usual hallmarks of iconic architecture, resort-style facilities, comfort and technology all while providing access to the excellent surrounding dining and shopping offerings.

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