L-R Vibe Hotel Melbourne GM, Sai Amani and Executive Assistant Manager, Vanesa Kaya.

TFE Hotels has appointed a new General Manager for its recently-opened Vibe Hotel Melbourne, with respected hotelier, Sai Amani, now in charge at the new property.

Since joining TFE six years ago, Amani has been something of a journeyman, having worked in various departments and at a variety of properties in the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. He moves to the Vibe Melbourne from his most recent role leading sister property, Vibe Marysville in the Yarra Valley.

“The opportunity was irresistible – this hotel is not only in an enviable position on the intersection of Flinders and Queen Streets, but the design is so exciting,” Amani said.

“It is an amazing representation of old world and new world working together to create something amazing. I love the original 1873 building’s façade and heritage entrance just as much as the new 24-storey glass-fronted tower behind it.

Vibe Melbourne features 206 rooms.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the renowned Vibe brand and lead the team in Melbourne at this state-of-the-art new hotel,” he added.

Facilities at Vibe Melbourne include the St Marks Road Co on-site all-day restaurant and bar, along with an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and conference space.

Amani will be supported in his role by Vanesa Kaye, who has joined the hotel as Executive Assistant Manager and will oversee the guest experience, build partnerships with local business leaders and the community.