Two key appointments have been made to the financial business unit at Quest Apartment Hotels as the company outlines a plan to open 37 new locations by 2026. To help with this objective, the serviced apartment operator has welcomed Mishca Davis as its new Head of Finance (Hotels). Davis is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and holds a double degree from Monash University and brings 13 years in asset management for hotels and commercial properties.
Further, Shiran Olagama has come onboard as Financial Planning and Analytics Manager. Also a graduate of Monash University, Olagama will focus on growing the analytical capacity of the finance team, joining from his most recent role at Australian Unity.
Former Next Story Group Vice President of Business Development, Chris Ely, has joined the team at CBRE Hotels as the company’s new Head of Hotel Asset Management, Asia. Based in Singapore, Ely will sit within the Capital Markets team and work with clients to maximise hotel assets, grow profitability and identify investment objectives and opportunities for stakeholders. In his new role, Ely will also become part of CBRE Hotels’ Asia-Pacific Hotels and Hospitality leadership committee.
Felicity Arthur has been unveiled as General Manager at Skye Suites Green Square. Although having started the role in March 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and closed international borders immediately sent Arthur and the hotel into immediate damage control mode. Further, Arthur has combined the duties of recruiting staff and managing the day-to-day running of a hotel with lecturing in rooms management and entrepreneurship at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.
Holiday Inn Parramatta has promoted its new General Manager from within, as Anurag Kishore steps up to the property’s top job after a steady rise through the ranks over the past three years. Bringing more than 20 years in hospitality to his role, Kishore joined Holiday Inn Parramatta as Rooms Division Manager in 2018 and has applied his skills and experience in strategic development and operations, also taking on teamwork and human capital challenges.
A specialist in managing hotels in remote and alpine regions, Club Wyndham Dinner Plain has welcomed Grant Seamer to the role of Resort Manager. Seamer moves to his new position having most recently led Cradle Mountain Wilderness Lodge as General Manager. He is already familiar with the area, having also held a post in the Victorian Alps previously with Alpine Shire and Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resorts.