Mantra Group announces new staff appointments

Nole Beardwood
Nole Beardwood

Australian hoteliers, Mantra Group have experienced unprecedented growth resulting in opportunities for new and existing employees, including key General Manager movements and new staff appointments to the National Sales Team.

Ryan Newton has been appointed as General Manager, Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise. Ryan has over seven years’ experience with the Group having held positions at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, Mantra PortSea and Peppers Beach Club &Spa. Given his experience in banquet management, Ryan will bring a wealth of knowledge to this iconic property, popular with conferences and group bookings.

Cosimo RonconiFurther General Manager movements will also take place on the Sunshine Coast with Nole Beardwood (pictured above right), currently General Manger at BreakFree Alexandra Beach Resort, transferring to the popular Mantra French Quarter Noosa.  Nole’s move makes way for Cosimo Ronconi (pictured left) to take over the reins at BreakFree Alexandra Beach Resort after three successful years at as General Manager at BreakFree Grand Pacific, Caloundra.

A number of key appointments have also been made in the Mantra Group sales team.

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Returning to Mantra Group; Lucy Rawcliffe, has taken on the position of National Sales Manager – Consortia Partnerships. With her extensive experience with large travel consortiums and client management, Lucy is an ideal fit back within the Group, based in the Sydney Corporate Sales office.

Matty McGrathMatt McGrath (right) has also joined the sales team as National Account Manager – MICE.  Matt has extensive experience in all areas of hotel operations; having worked his entire career in resorts and hotels. Previously employed at the Marriott Surfers Paradise and Couran Cove Resorts, Matt will be responsible for driving business development for conferencing and incentives for the Group, based in the Gold Coast office.

Lauren BencinaLauren Bencina (left) is Mantra Group’s newly appointed Area Sales Manager VIC/TAS.  With a strong background in sales and experience within the travel industry from her days at AMEX and Voyager Travel, Lauren will be a true asset to the team.

Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With 116 properties and over 12,500 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator in Australia.

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