Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef appoints new look commercial team

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    Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef has bolstered its commercial team with four key new appointments. 

    Leading the new-look commercial team is David Janz who brings a wealth of experience to his new role as general manager – sales & marketing including time with Starwood Hotels in Australia and the UK where he worked his way through the ranks to become global account director before heading to W Bali as director of sales & marketing. 

    David Janz. (Supplied)

    After moving back to Sydney, he joined IHG Hotels & Resorts at InterContinental Sydney and InterContinental Double Bay before joining the Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef team earlier this year. 

    “I’m so excited to be part of the Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef team,’ Janz, said. 

    “The island has so much going for it which needs to be shared far and wide – from the 200m Living Reef, the amazing work our team is doing to protect the Reef, idyllic wedding chapel and event spaces, boundless energy of our General Manager and the incredible culinary vision of our Executive Chef, Craig Robertson.

    “I am thrilled to be part of the new commercial team because we all share the same passion and drive to make Daydream Island one of the landmarks in the Whitsundays which we know it will be.”

    Joining David in the new commercial team is Tayla Scannell who joins as marketing manager after managing social media at InterContinental Double Bay and previously overseeing marketing activities for start-ups, e-commerce businesses and boutique brands.

    Tayla Scannell. (Supplied)

    In her new role, Tayla will be responsible for overseeing all marketing activity for the property including digital marketing, social media, SEO and website management.

    In addition, Sarah Halliday joins as business development director, MICE with a clear focus on building the MICE business for the property while implementing a comprehensive business development strategy for the MICE market.

    Sarah Halliday. (Supplied)

    Boasting over a decade’s worth of event management, sales and business development experience, Sarah is looking forward to putting the resort back on the map and creating a truly memorable experience for all guests.

    Rounding out the  team is Joseph Reaiche who joins as reservations manager after several years at Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park where he worked his way up the ranks to duty manager. 

    Joseph Reaiche. (Supplied)

    Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef features 240 rooms and suites with views across tropical gardens or the crystal clear waters of the Whitsundays.

    Guests are spoilt for choice with three onsite restaurants and bars and a range of activities to enjoy including swimming in the sprawling pools, exploring the coral beaches and embarking on rainforest treks. 

    With a strong commitment to marine conservation, Daydream island Resort and Living Reef is the only island in the Whitsundays to be awarded ECO TOURISM certification from Eco Tourism Australia and boasts one of Australia’s most unique reef experience with its amazing Living Reef which is home to over 100 species of sea creatures. 

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