New Zealand’s SkyCity Entertainment Group has moved to grow its hotel portfolio by creating a dedicated hotel management company in an effort to create a wider network of SkyCity branded properties.
The move is part of the company’s strategy to grow its hotel sector through new projects beyond its day-to-day operation at its Auckland headquarters and flagship city casino and resort. The new division will take over management of SkyCity’s existing network including its flagship Auckland casino and resort, Horizon Hotel in Auckland and Adelaide Casino.
The new division says that in addition to its existing network, a number of other projects were in various stages of planning.
Leading the new division as Group GM Hotels will be Brad Burnett, backed up by Colin McClean as GM – NZ Hotel Operations. The remainder of the team will include Glenn Hallam as Director of Development and Caroline Ah Chong-Douglas as Director of Sales and Marketing.
“The new centralised SkyCity Hotels Group function will allow us to not only synergise operations across our sites, but also encourage a Group focus to ensure that we continue to expand and provide experiences and entertainment that excite and inspire our guests, each and every time they come and stay.
“SkyCity is truly committed to its hotel growth strategy and we look forward to sharing more developments and exciting changes in the coming months,” Burnett said.