Crystalbrook Collection has appointed Joel Gordon as the General Manager of its first hotel, Riley, which will open in August 2018.

In addition to filling the role of General Manager for Riley, Joel has also been appointed Area Manager, Cairns, responsible for the opening and operating of Crystalbrook Collection’s second and third hotels, Bailey and Flynn, which will open in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

In his capacity as General Manager and Area Manager, Cairns, Joel will oversee a team of more than 500 people across the three hotels.

“I am excited by the potential and growth of Crystalbrook Collection,” Gordon said. “I’m looking forward to successfully opening each of these multi-million dollar projects and delivering to Cairns best-in-class luxury accommodation.

Gordon has extensive hospitality experience throughout Australia, working in senior positions with Palazzo Versace, Event Hospitality and Entertainment (Rydges and Atura) and Accor (Sofitel). Most recently he was the Hotels General Manager of Doma Group’s Hotel Realm and Burbury Hotel and Apartments in Canberra.

Crystalbrook Collection’s Group, Director, Hotels, Geoff York said: “It’s a very positive time for Crystalbrook Collection and the appointment of our first General Manager is another milestone for the company. With Joel’s past experience opening and operating great hotels, we’re thrilled to have him leading our Cairns team.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management