Marriott International has appointed a new General Manager to lead the launch of W Melbourne. The appointment comes at a time of great growth for the company, with 10 new hotels set to open in the next two years in Australia alone.
“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Damon Page as the new General Manager for W Melbourne,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International. “2019 is set to be a big year for Marriott International in Australia with a number of brand debuts and hotel openings, so it’s essential we have a dedicated team of General Managers who can help support this growth and drive strong brand positioning.”
Damon joins the team at W Melbourne from Mauritius where he acted as Area Manager for the Indian Ocean region, managing four operating hotels and three hotels in the pre-opening stage across Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar. Damon’s lengthy career with Marriott International has seen him hold numerous General Manager roles at various properties including W Hong Kong and W Maldives.
Returning to his hometown of Melbourne, Damon’s experience working with the W brand will prove invaluable when W Melbourne opens in 2020. The hotel will mark the second W hotel in Australia, following W Brisbane’s premiere in June 2018 and W Sydney’s slated debut in 2020.