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Break out the welcome cupcakes and spring for some Nescafé Gold, it’s time to welcome the industry’s latest recruits.

Daydream Island appoints new Director of Sales & Marketing and opens Sydney office

Jayson Heron

Daydream Island Resort and Spa in the Whitsundays has announced the appointment of hospitality sales professional Jayson Heron as its new Director of Sales and Marketing based in Sydney.

Heron joins Daydream Island from The Star Sydney where he was Director of Sales. Prior to that he held a variety of roles with Hilton and Crown Resorts in Melbourne.

Heron said he was thrilled at the opportunity to lead the sales and marketing team for the soon to be redeveloped Daydream Island and develop relationships with key industry partners.

“Daydream has long been highly regarded as one of Australia’s best island holiday experiences in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

“I’m excited to expand Daydream’s presence within Australian and overseas markets as it re-establishes itself once again as the jewel of the Whitsundays.”

IVvy Expands Executive Team to Support Global Growth

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IVvy Pty Ltd, a global events and hospitality technology company, today announced the promotion and hiring of three key executives to help oversee its global growth.

IVvy CEO Lauren Hall said Courtney Robinson has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, Rachael Grimsey joined the company as Chief Sales Officer and Kim Van Coller is the new Head of Strategic Partnerships.

Hall said the three senior executives, all based in iVvy’s Queensland, Australia, headquarters, are charged with ensuring accountability and consistency in the company’s global sales, marketing and partnerships. The announcement follows the appointment of three travel and technology executives in the United States to oversee its North American expansion.

Amy Moylan appointed General Manager of The Chen

Art Series Hotel Group have announced Amy Moylan as General Manager of The Chen, the eighth art inspired hotel for the Group. Amy will lead The Chen’s opening team after seven and a half years of delivering art inspired experiences for guests across the Group’s Victorian properties.

Amy’s most recent role was Hotel Manager at The Schaller Studio in Bendigo, where she took a “tree change” from Melbourne to take up the position in December 2014. Prior to this, Amy was pivotal in the opening of The Blackman in 2009 before taking the step to lead the front office team at The Olsen for several years, prior to being promoted to her first General Manager appointment at The Cullen in 2014.

Amy comments, “After seven years with the Art Series Hotel Group, I am incredibly excited to come back to Melbourne and take on the challenge of opening this impeccably designed hotel. My tenure with the group has given me an understanding of the inner workings of the hotels and the nuances of the brand which I will take with me into this opening.”

Outrigger Enterprises Group names Michael Shaff as vice president, hotel operations – Waikiki/Guam

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Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Michael Shaff as vice president, hotel operations – Waikiki/Guam.

Shaff will lead the repositioning of the Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, as well as oversee the OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger, OHANA Waikiki Malia by Outrigger as well as the Outrigger-managed Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk, Airport Honolulu Hotel, Best Western The Plaza Hotel and Outrigger Guam Beach Resort.

Shaff comes to Outrigger from KSL Resorts, where he held numerous key leadership roles over the past 14 years. Most recently, he served as director of asset management overseeing three luxury resorts in Southern California (the Renaissance Esmeralda, Hotel del Coronado and Monarch Beach Resort & Spa).

Prior, he was general manager of The James Royal Palm in Miami, Florida, and the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Additionally, his experience includes senior operations roles at La Costa Resort & Club and La Quinta Resort & Club, both large and complex resorts.

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