September 30, 2023

Key Appointments: W Sydney, QT Queenstown, Peninsula and more

She formerly led sales, marketing, occasions and bookings for W Brisbane, which spearheaded the re-entry of the W brand name in Australia when it opened in June 2018.

Williams, who has actually been Head Chef at Queenstowns Rātā for near to 4 years, brings a wealth of cooking proficiency to the role and a philosophy of easy food done well, a perfect enhance to Executive Chef Ryan Henley.

The most recent round-up of new appointments this week (Dec 16) consists of new roles at W Sydney, QT Queenstown, The Peninsula Istanbul and Cora Maldives.

QT Queenstown has selected Jonathan Williams as Head Chef throughout its popular food and beverage offerings, Bazaar Marketplace, Reds Bar and Lil Red dining establishment.


” With its bold style narrative and uniquely W take on high-end, W Sydney will transform the Darling Harbour precinct and interfere with and ignite the hotel landscape in Sydney.”

Williams, who has worked at Michelin Star dining establishments including a stagiaire at Heston Blumenthals Fat Duck, states the chance to work with Henley is what attracted him to the function.

Marriott International, has actually revealed the appointment of market leader Roxanne Markovina as Director of Sales and Marketing for its amazing brand-new home, W Sydney, which is set to open in November 2022.

” I respect Ryans ethos and approach to working with quality produce from local suppliers,” he stated. “I anticipate the opportunity to work together with Ryan, along with the flexibility and scope to do something a bit different.”

” I am thrilled to come on board and drive sales and marketing for the launch of this remarkable brand-new W, the biggest worldwide,” she stated.

Markovina signs up with W Sydney General Manager Craig Seaward as an essential member of the management team who will guide the hotels pre-opening and opening in 2022.



The Peninsula Hotels has announce the appointment of Jonathan Crook as Managing Director of The Peninsula Istanbul, effective 24 January 2022.

Currently General Manager of The Peninsula New York considering that 2011, Crooks period with The Peninsula Hotels covers over 20 years.

Born and raised in the U.K., Crook invested his developmental years in Portugal, Zambia, Montserrat, and Egypt, prior to getting a Higher National Diploma in Hotel and Institutional Management from Gloucestershire University in Cheltenham.

Having most just recently acted as Vice President, Rooms Operations & & Quality, Buehlmann will assume his position in early 2022.

Before signing up with The Peninsula Hotels, Crook spent several years on the executive groups of other high-end homes– consisting of The Dorchester in London, and The Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado.

” I am exceptionally honoured to lead the group for this unbelievable task in Istanbul, where old and new come together,” he stated.

In addition to Crooks new position, The Peninsula Hotels has exposed Rolf Buehlmann will be selected the brand-new General Manager of The Peninsula New York.

For more than two years, Crook served as General Manager of The Peninsula Manila and before that, he held posts as Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, Resident Manager of The Peninsula Beijing, and Director of Food and Beverage at The Peninsula Chicago.

” I am confident that the unequaled Turkish culture combined with The Peninsula Hotels peerless requirement of hospitality will end up being the hallmark of The Peninsula İstanbul once we start to invite visitors next year.”

Prior to his consultation to The Peninsula New York, Crook held key executive positions at other Peninsula areas in Asia and North America.


Cora Cora Maldives has revealed the consultation of Justin Swart as General Manager of the new, high-end extensive home positioned in the Raa Atoll.

Justin started his profession in the hospitality market as a Sports and Leisure Manager and quickly got experience as a pre-opening Sales Director and Hotel and Wellness Manager in resorts throughout Thailand.


Born in South Africa, Justin Swart has over 15 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, including becoming part of the group at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, STAY Wellbeing and Lifestyle Resort, and the Royal President Hotel and Kingston Suites Hotel, part of the Kingston Hotel Group..