Key appointments: Wyndham Destinations, The Langham, AAT Kings
General Manager appointed for Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has appointed Hani Daher as General Manager of Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas.
Daher has 16 years of experience in hotel management, working for the Radisson, Sheraton and Marriot groups. Most recently, he served as Acting Managing Director of Stamford Hotels in Adelaide and Managing Director of Ramada Port Villa in Vanuatu.
“Hani brings a lot of enthusiasm and expertise to her role,” said Warren Cullum, senior vice president of hotel and resort operations for Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific.
“His wealth of leadership experience as a manager and manager of major international hotels and resorts is a great asset to the Port Douglas team in continuously providing guests and club members with a memorable stay.”
Three new appointments at The Langham, Gold Coast
Christie Haworth has been appointed Director of Sales for Langham, Gold Coast and Jewel Residences managed by Langham.
Haworth joins Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast and will be responsible for leading the hotel sales team across all market segments, domestically and internationally. Previously, she held a central sales role at The Star Entertainment Group, Gold Coast.
Since joining the company, Haworth has appointed Hannah Stephens, Senior Sales Manager, to manage the luxury leisure market and local MICE (QLD) segment.
Stephens joins from sbe Hotels in London where she was part of the regional sales team, managing specialist segments such as entertainment, fashion and groups.
Meanwhile, Victoria Peterson has been appointed director of marketing communications for The Langham, Gold Coast and Jewel Residences run by Langham.
Peterson spent nearly eight years working with multiple brands within the InterContinental Hotels group, including InterContinental and Crowne Plaza, and was named the first Marketing Director of the world’s first voco hotel.
“I am delighted to have Victoria, Christie and Hannah join me in opening the Gold Coast’s newest luxury hotel, which has enabled sales and marketing success for The Langham Gold Coast,” said The Langham, Gold Coast and The Jewel Residences, managed by Langham, Director of Sales and Marketing, Nick Clarke.
“Together we will usher in a new level of luxury the city has never seen before through unparalleled service and product.”
AAT Kings Appoints General Manager of Products and Contracts
Guided holiday company AAT Kings has appointed Andrew Hutchinson as managing director of products and contracts.
Hutchinson, who will take up the role on April 19, comes from Tourism Australia, where he was managing director of domestic and New Zealand.
He joins The Travel Corporation after working for Adventure World for over four years as Head of Products and Operations.
“I am thrilled to join the TTC family of brands and have the opportunity to work for such an iconic brand as AAT Kings,” said Hutchinson.
“With the global tourism recovery underway, this presents a unique platform for the continued evolution of brand success, underpinned by a team effort to continue developing the most compelling and innovative experiences across brands. partners of the AAT Kings group and TTC. ”
Bianca Sammut, Managing Director of Operations and Group Experiences at AAT Kings, said the company was delighted to be able to rely on her product and contract expertise.
“At a time when bookings for our Australian and New Zealand touring product are surpassing pre-pandemic levels, Andrew joining the team couldn’t come at a better time,” she said. declared.