QT Auckland General Manager, Doron Whaite.

Doron Whaite has been enticed across the ditch, with the soon-to-open QT Auckland naming the brand executive as the property’s General Manager.

Whaite has spent the last three years as part of QT’s senior management team, leading projects including the introduction of QT Perth’s rooftop bar and Santini Bar & Grill before shifting to drive hotel strategy and operations at QT Sydney.

Highly experienced in venue openings, the Sydney native brings 15 years in the hospitality arena to his new role, having previously worked with Hilton, Merivale and Elanor Investors Group before joining Event Hospitality and Entertainment, which operates the QT Hotels brand.

“I want to create a unique hospitality precinct that is loved by New Zealanders and international travellers alike,” Whaite said.

“Beyond its luxurious accommodation offering, the hotel’s design-led public spaces and signature restaurant and rooftop bar will make QT Auckland the ultimate playground for locals.”

Whaite will relocate to New Zealand to take up the role, commencing on 16 March.