Marriott International has announced the appointment of Brad Mercer as Complex General Manager of The Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane properties.

Mercer will play a key role in launching the 298-room The Westin Brisbane when it opens in November 2018, overseeing team recruitment and brand positioning, while continuing to help grow the profile of the Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane hotel. Additionally, Mercer will function as the primary strategic business leader of both properties and will be responsible for all aspects of the hotels’ operation and performance.

Mercer said: “I’m delighted to help build Marriott International’s presence in Brisbane in 2018. It’s going to be a big year for the city, with domestic and international visitor numbers expected to continue growing in light of big ticket events such as the Commonwealth Games. Consequently, we expect to see a strong demand for quality accommodation in the city.”

Mercer steps into the Complex General Manager role following 22 years of experience in the hotel industry, joining Marriott International in 2007 as Executive Assistant Manager of The Westin Denarau, Fiji, before transferring to the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney in 2010, as Hotel Manager.

“Brad’s extensive experience plus his proven success within the Brisbane market will be an asset for both Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane and The Westin Brisbane,” added Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Marriott International.

“I look forward to working closely with Brad to grow Marriott International’s footprint in Brisbane, especially during what will be a busy and vibrant year for the city.”