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John Gerrard Appointed Area General Manager Australia by Outrigger Enterprises Group


4 June 2014

Darren Edmonstone, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific for Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced the appointment of John Gerrard to the dual positions of area General Manager Australia and General Manager of the 409-room Outrigger Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia.

In his new roles, Gerrard will oversee the operational and strategic direction of four resorts operated by Outrigger in addition to heading Outrigger Surfers Paradise. Other properties under his direction and located in Queensland’s premier tourist destinations, include Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa, Noosa; Outrigger Twin Towns Resort, Coolangatta; and Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger at Airlie Beach.

Originally from Sydney, Gerrard has worked extensively throughout Southeast Asia and the subcontinent. His wealth of experience within these markets will be drawn upon as Australia continues to attract year-on-year growth from Asia and further afield.

Most recently Gerrard was Operational Consultant for Temple Tree and Bon Ton Resorts in Malaysia, working alongside the owner on management contracts, strategic direction and identifying operational opportunities.

Other senior roles Gerrard has held include Vice President of Thailand’s Imperial Hotel Group where he oversaw ten hotels and resorts; Director of the Indian hotel division of AST INVESCAP based in New Delhi; Area Director at Intercontinental Hotels Group for India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka and Group Director for the luxury division of Taj Hotels in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Maldives.

Commenting on Gerrard’s appointment, Edmonstone said he was confident he would bring a significant depth of leadership, experience and innovation to the Australian operations of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

“John’s impressive background working for some of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands together with his broad understanding of hotel management, operations, revenue growth and his extensive industry contacts, is a strategic fit for Outrigger as we continue to expand the brand throughout Asia-Pacific.”


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About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies in the AsiaPacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with 66 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn® Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand Vacations. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with approximately 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Thailand; Mauritius; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com

Media Contact, Australia/New Zealand
Corina Ammann
Mark PR
Mobile: (+61) 0417 797 670
Email: corina@markpr.com.au

Media Contact, Asia
Ken Scott
ScottAsia Communications
Mobile: (+44) 7572 027264
Email: kens@scottasia.net

Anchalee Sriwongsa
ScottAsia Communications
Tel: (+66) 2 160 2644
Email: ann@scottasia.net

Media Contact, North America
Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of PR
Corporate head office
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: +1 808 921 6839
Email: nancy.daniels@outrigger.com

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