New leadership Coogee Beach
L-R Benjamin Ferry and Melinda Lampier

Eastern suburbs local, Melinda Lampier, has been welcomed to her new post as General Manager of Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach as one of two major new appointments made at the property.

Lampier will be joined by Benjamin Ferry, who will take up the role of Director of Sales and Marketing at the recently renovated beachside property.

Both Lampier and Ferry bring extensive experience in hospitality to their new roles, with Lampier having held prior senior roles with IHG, Starwood and most recently with Accor as Portfolio General Manager for properties across NSW and Victoria. She has also held roles in Vietnam and Thailand in an extensive and impressive CV.

The lobby at the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach.

Ferry began his career with Accor and also played a major role in the rebranding and repositioning of The Star in 2011 from its former moniker of Star City. In recent years, Ferry has worked with IHG in senior commercial roles in Japan, Middle East and the South Pacific for the InterContinental brand.

“I was born and raised in Bondi, so I am passionate about this part of Sydney,” Lampier said.

“I am a beach lover and this role which sees me return to my roots to help promote one of the most recognised seaside Sydney properties is a career favourite for me.”

“It has been great to reconnect with my home over the past year and Coogee is such an amazing destination to be involved with,” Ferry added.

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach features 209 fully remodelled guest rooms.

“The recent investment in the property’s accommodation, restaurants and bars as well as events space provides such a strong value proposition for all customers and it’s a pleasure to help bring these experiences to life.”

Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is well underway with a property-wide renovation and refurbishment, with two phases completed including a total reworking of its 209 guest rooms with a bright and colourful beach and nautical theme which included a total bathroom refit. The lobby has been completely remodelled, while new meeting and event spaces and a number of new dining outlets have been opened within the complex.

As part of their new roles, both Lampier and Ferry will take on additional responsibility with their roles also including input into other properties owned by Salter Brothers such as voco Gold Coast, Holiday Inn Potts Point, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto and Crowne Plaza properties in Canberra and Melbourne.