L-R Carl Taranto and Jordan Rodgers - Crystalbrook's two newly appointed General Managers.

Sustainable accommodation brand, Crystalbrook Collection, has named two new General Managers to take charge of its properties in Byron Bay and soon-to-open in Newcastle.

The recently reopened Byron at Byron in Northern NSW has welcomed Jordan Rodgers, who brings more than two decades of industry experience to his new role. Rodgers moves from his former role leading Thredbo Ski Resort. He moves to Byron tasked with driving ongoing growth at the property and spearheading the resort’s new restaurant, Forest, which sources 80% of its ingredients from within a three-hour drive.

Rodgers’ career has also seen him hold senior roles as Director of Operations for QT Hotels and Resorts and General Manager at InterContinental Sydney.

Crystalbrook Collection Interim CEO, Geoff York.

Crystalbrook Collection Interim CEO and Group Director, Geoff York, said he was delighted to welcome Rodgers to take charge at the company’s Byron Bay location.

“Jordan is a highly experienced hospitality leader who embodies an enthusiasm to animate the Crystalbrook brand values and deliver remarkable experiences for our guests,” he said.

Moving south, Crystalbrook has also named Carl Taranto as the opening General Manager of Kingsley, the group’s newest property that is on track to open in the second quarter of 2021.

Kingsley, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, will open to guests in 2021.

Taranto, who started with Crystalbrook in 2018, moves to the role internally from his former post leading Bailey in Cairns. He will begin in his new role in early November and will be replaced at Bailey by Lisa Brown, who moves across from her role as Executive Assistant Manager at Flynn.

“Carl understands the Crystalbrook brand like few others do,” Geoff York added.

“The way in which he led the successful opening of Bailey, it’s celebration of the arts and responsible luxury, instils us with confidence in Carl’s strong management skills as we expand the brand into Newcastle.”