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  • Experienced operator appointed to run first Crystalbrook Collection hotel

    Joel Gordon has a big job ahead of him.

    Not only is he set to be Crystalbrook Collection's first general manager at its new hotel Riley, Mr Gordon will also take on the role of Area Manager with responsibility for more than 500 staff across the company's three hotels.

    His first task is to oversee the opening of Riley in August 2018.

    Mr Gordon has previously worked in senior positions with Palazzo Versace, Event Hospitality and Entertainment (Rydges and Atura) and Accor (Sofitel).

    He joins the Crystalbrook team after a stint as Hotels General Manager of Doma Group’s Hotel Realm and Burbury Hotel and Apartments.

    "I am excited by the potential and growth of Crystalbrook Collection," he said. "I’m looking forward to successfully opening each of these multi-million dollar projects and delivering to Cairns best-in-class luxury accommodation.”

    Crystalbrook Collection’s Group Director of Hotels Geoff York said the appointment was another key milestone for the company.

    "It’s a very positive time for Crystalbrook Collection, and we're thrilled to have Joel leading our Cairns team given his past experience opening and operating great hotels.”