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Mantra makes key GM appointments

Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Mantra Group has announced a number of movements with General Manager appointments across its portfolio of Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties.

Daniel Russell has been appointed from within the Group to General Manager at Mantra Wings on the Gold Coast. Daniel has had an extensive history at Mantra Group, undertaking General Manager positions at Mantra on Kent Street and BreakFree Rainbow Shores and most recently a caretaking role at BreakFree Diamond Beach. Daniel’s approach to operational management and his leadership style has continued to open doors for him within the Group.

Troy Fettes has also stepped into a new position within the Group as General Manager, Mantra Sierra Grand Broadbeach. As part of the opening team for Peppers Broadbeach as Building Manager, Troy brings an immense level of experience and understanding in the area of Strata and Asset Management. Troy has a strong reputation of delivering great leadership amongst his team.

Thomas Berstad

Thomas Berstad

Craig Smith, General Manager at Peppers Broadbeach has been appointed as the new Area Manager for southern Surfers/Broadbeach region on the Gold Coast. Craig’s experience, combined with his energy, leadership skills and contagious enthusiasm are a strong fit for the role and will be an important influence in his portfolio of properties, including Peppers Broadbeach, Mantra Sierra Grand, Mantra Broadbeach in the Park, Mantra Wings, Mantra Coolangatta, BreakFree Diamond Beach, BreakFree Eco Beach, BreakFree Acapulco and BreakFree Peninsula.

As a recent graduate of Mantra Group’s Rising Star program, Thomas Berstad is the latest graduate of Mantra Group’s Rising Stars program to be promoted into his first General Management position at Mantra One Sandy Bay Road in Hobart. During his career with the Group, Thomas has performed a variety of roles in the Front Office and Food and Beverage and will be a welcome addition to the team of General Managers at Mantra Group.

Rodney McGlew joins the Group as General Manager at Mantra Bunbury Hotel from The Lord Forrest Hotel Bunbury where he has successfully led the team as General Manager. Prior to this role, Rodney has held senior positions with Quality Resort Sorrento Beach, Quality Inn Margaret River and Clarion Suites Mullaloo Beach. His fresh perspective, combined breadth of knowledge in key functions will be a vital asset for the Group.

With over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Jason Patterson joins Mantra Group as General Manager at one of the newest properties to join the Group, Mantra Wollongong. Most recently Jason was General Manager at Quantum Hospitality where he was part of the opening team and was responsible for the daily operations of the Qube Aurum Serviced Apartments in Perth. Jason has had a variety of experience in all hotel functions with Rydges and Mirvac Hotels.

Nathan Copsey joins the Group as General Manager of Mantra on Jolimont situated just metres from Melbourne Park’s sporting and entertainment venues. Formerly General Manager at the Tune Hotel, Melbourne where he has worked since pre-opening in 2013, Nathan has also worked in a variety of positions at the Parkview Hotel, St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Currently completing his MBA studies part-time Nathan joins Mantra Group with solid experience and a genuine love of hospitality and sport, which will be the perfect fit for the location of Mantra on Jolimont.


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