Park Hyatt Sydney has a new leader, with Marc von Arnim taking over as General Manager on June 2, 2014.
Von Arnim takes over the helm at Park Hyatt Sydney from Andrew Mensforth, who led the hotel’s dramatic transformation in 2012 and successfully positioned it as one of Australia’s leading hotels.
Mensforth has been transferred within Hyatt to the Americas as Regional Vice-President, Operations – Latin America and the Caribbean.
Having previously held the position of Executive Assistant Manager – Rooms at Park Hyatt Sydney from 2004 to 2007, Von Arnim brings with him a thorough understanding and fondness of the city’s premier harbourside hotel.
“We are delighted to welcome Marc back to Australia and to Park Hyatt Sydney,” said Hyatt’s Area Vice President – Pacific, Robert Dawson.
“He has an intimate understanding of this very special property and is the ideal individual to continue the development of this unique hotel and maintain the high standards that continue to position it as Sydney’s premier luxury hotel,” he said.
An Australian national, Von Arnim’s career with Hyatt spans 22 years. He first joined Hyatt Regency Coolum in 1992 while earning a degree in Hotel Management.
After graduating, Von Arnim joined Grand Hyatt Melbourne as a Corporate Leadership Trainee and upon completion; he held various Rooms positions within Hyatt at Hyatt Regency Perth, Park Hyatt Melbourne and Park Hyatt Sydney before being appointed General Manager of Hyatt Regency Auckland in 2008.
Subsequently Von Arnim was appointed General Manager of Park Hyatt Goa in India and more recently, as pre-opening General Manager of Park Hyatt Busan in Korea, where he oversaw its successful opening in February 2013. Under his leadership, Park Hyatt Busan is now firmly established as the leading hotel in the city.
“I’m very excited and honoured to be returning to Park Hyatt Sydney as General Manager,” Von Arnim said.
“I look forward to working with a passionate team of associates and continuing to deliver exceptional and caring service to our guests.
“The hotel underwent a major renovation program and when reopened in February 2012, it quickly re-established itself as Sydney’s premier luxury hotel.
“I am very grateful and excited to be part of the Park Hyatt Sydney team and hope all visitors will appreciate our authentic hospitality, spectacular location and superb design,” Von Arnim said.