Michelle Geale (Weir) Appointed to Business Development Manager
Scenic Hotel Group announces the appointment of Michelle Geale, nee Weir, to the Auckland based role of Business Development Manager.
Reporting to Commercial Director, Bharath Satyavolu, Michelle’s role will encompass corporate relationship development together with growing the conference and incentive business with specialist properties. Bharath says “Michelle’s appointment reflects the importance that Scenic Hotel Group places on growing this sector of our business together with our continued commitment our existing customers that includes both travel management companies and direct corporates.”
Michelle will also offer up a dedicated resource in supporting business to Scenic Hotel Group’s South Pacific properties, Scenic Hotel Tonga and Scenic Matavai Resort Niue.
A special focus will also be honed onto the Matavai Conference Centre Niue where Michelle looks forward to developing a strong relationship with the NTO to pursue the Niue potential in the C&I, weddings and special events space.
Most recently Michelle held roles with Fortis Travel and Fiji Airways and is looking forward to her extending her travel horizons into the hotel sector. Michelle said she was drawn to the role following positive feedback from industry colleagues about Scenic Hotel Group with a unique feature being the “New Zealand owned and operated” element of the business.
Michelle counts her relationship building attributes as being key to the role and is committed to elevating the level of service and relationship status amongst Scenic Hotel Group’s existing corporate clients while also seeking out new opportunities.
Over the coming weeks, Michelle will be immersing herself in the uniquely New Zealand attributes of Scenic Hotel Group’s New Zealand properties to better understand the benefits and opportunities for the group’s corporate clients.