Marriott International has named Paul Gallop as General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland.

Slated to open in December, 2017, Four Points by Sheraton Auckland will become the only Marriott International hotel in New Zealand and the first in the country since the departure of The Westin Auckland Lighter Quay in 2011 (under what was then Starwood).

As General Manager, Gallop will oversee all pre-opening activity, ensuring the hotel opens on schedule and to the highest standard. Upon launch, he will be responsible for the hotel’s operations such as recruitment, brand compliance and project management, whilst also managing the hotel’s long-term commercial and strategic performance in the New Zealand market.

“I am thrilled to join the Four Points by Sheraton Auckland team and facilitate the opening of Marriott International’s first hotel in New Zealand,” Gallop said. “The Four Points brand prides itself on delivering all the essentials modern travellers are looking for whilst on the road and I look forward to working with my team to bring the defining Four Points service to Auckland.”

Gallop is a skilled hotelier and General Manager, with 13 years’ experience working for a range of hotels across Australia and New Zealand. Gallop joins Marriott International from the Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland, which rebranded from the Rendezvous Hotel Auckland in September, 2016, where he held the position of General Manager for over three years.

Prior to this, Gallop was the Area General Manager for TFE Hotels in New Zealand, overseeing a portfolio of properties, including the Adina Auckland, Rendezvous Christchurch and Travelodge Wellington. Prior to this, Gallop held several General Manager positions with Stamford Hotels in Australia.

As General Manager for Four Points by Sheraton Auckland, Gallop will report into Sean Hunt, Area Vice President Australia, New Zealand and Pacific.

“Paul brings a wealth of experience to this position and I’m confident he will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful opening and management of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland,” Hunt said.

“We are looking forward to expanding Marriott International’s presence in New Zealand, and providing guests with the comfort, amenities and experiences they expect from the Four Points brand.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management