W Melbourne grows sales team

W Melbourne grows sales team
Edited by Travel Weekly


    W Melbourne has bolstered the hotel’s managerial and sales team by appointing five new staff.

    The incoming talent will reinforce and strengthen the core values of customer service and genuine long-lasting client partnerships for the hotel.

    Each new talent has been hand-selected for their passion to continue evolving the guest journey and will join the highly experienced team to drive the implementation of existing and new brand initiatives in the sales department.

    “We’re proud to welcome this new wave of talent to W Melbourne. As general Manager, it’s thrilling to watch how new energy can motivate new ideas and drive the passion to deliver exceptional guest experiences,” says Krister Svensson., General Manager at W Melbourne.

    W Melbourne’s unique spaces offer a range of events for those seeking a luxury experience, and therefore the increase of specialist resources ensures a premium delivery throughout the hotel. W Melbourne’s event spaces showcase versatility and sophistication from corporate events to weddings, and this new, eager and innovative team will deliver exceptional results with the customer experience always at the forefront.

    New appointments include:

    Teigan Slater, director of sales and distribution

    Macey Button, account director

    Sherena Mulgrave, wedding and social sales manager

    Jess Hall, sales manager

    Ken Price,sales manager

    Teigan Slater, director of sales and Distribution

    W Melbourne is thrilled to announce Teigan Slater as director of sales and distribution. With a strong background in hotel luxury and lifestyle sales as well as a robust commercial and operational expertise, Slater will spearhead sales and distribution strategies at W Melbourne.

    Slater is a seasoned professional with a multi-faceted background encompassing various facets of commercial leadership. With over 10 years of immersion in the Australasian Tourism Markets, Slater has garnered invaluable insights to which she will bring to W Melbourne.

    Prior to this new role, Slater spent over five years focusing on luxury and lifestyle sales, excelling in crafting tailored solutions to meet the discerning needs of clientele. Slater’s vision is centered around elevating the guest experience to new heights, redefining the standards of luxury and lifestyle in Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality landscape.

    “At W Melbourne, we recognise that success is not just about achieving short-term goals but also about laying the groundwork for sustainable growth and long-term success. With this in mind, I am eager to collaborate with our talented team to identify emerging trends, anticipate guest needs, and innovate across all touchpoints of the guest journey. Together, we will continue to push boundaries, challenge conventions, and redefine the standards of luxury and lifestyle hospitality in Melbourne and beyond,” says Teigan.

    Macey Button – Account Director

    Marriott International’s own Macey Button has been elevated to the role of Account Director at W Melbourne, following a five year career within the business.

    Macey’s previous roles have seen her work across complex sales coordination at Sheraton Melbourne, Westin Melbourne, Four Points by Sheraton Docklands and Marriott Docklands Hotel. In 2022, she held the role of Sales Manager at Marriott Docklands Hotel before being promoted to Senior Business Development Manager for the hotel, alongside AC by Marriott Hotel in 2023.

    Sherena Mulgrave, wedding & social sales manager

    Having worked in the wedding industry for over 14 years, Sherena offers a vast and diverse knowledge of the wedding landscape.

    Sherena’s expertise spans across all aspects of wedding planning, with her experience ranging from various roles including her start as a food and beverage attendant at the NGV with Peter Rowland Group, to the luxury hotels space with Jackalope Hotel as their Events Coordinator.

    Sherena’s passion extends from front of house to planning, to on-the-day coordination. Sherena will dedicate her focus on the growth and success of weddings within W Melbourne.

    “The W brand is known for providing exceptional service, including personalised attention to guests’ needs and preferences. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be able to contribute and guide brides on their special day.”

    Jess Hall, sales manager

    Jess Hall has been appointed sales manager of W Melbourne. With a well-established career in the hotel industry, Jess brings over eight years of premium hotel experience, including Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto, to her new role.

    With a passion and local expertise for elevating and driving the success of conference and events spaces with hotels, Jess will have a strong focus on bringing a fresh approach to the way W Melbourne activates their events floor.

    Jess will join a highly motivated and driven team and is excited to place focus on fostering genuine relationships with both new and existing clients.

    Ken Price, sales manager

    Price has been appointed sales manager at W Melbourne, following an established career in the hotel industry spanning over six years.

    Bringing a wealth of knowledge and a passion for creating an exceptional client experience through outstanding service from the time of enquiry to closing deals, Price promises an exciting new trajectory for the W Melbourne Sales team.

     

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