Hamilton Island has today named Matthew Taverner as the new General Manager of Australia’s foremost luxury resort; qualia.
Commencing 1 August 2013, Taverner has 28 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industries, including over 20 years in managerial roles. His skill, knowledge and expertise transverses three continents, with positions previously held in Australia, Fiji, Seychelles Islands, Zambia, Bali, Indonesia and most recently, Hong Kong.
Glenn Bourke, Hamilton Island Enterprises’ CEO, said: ‘Matthew is a veteran hotelier with an undeniable wealth of experience across multiple facets of travel, tourism and hospitality. He is the ideal candidate and the qualia and wider Hamilton Island teams, both on Island and in Sydney, are all very much looking forward to welcoming Matthew to his new role as General Manager of the Best Resort in the World.’
Taverner said: ‘My appointment to the role of General Manager at qualia is indeed an honour, and one that I do not enter into lightly. The reputation of qualia and that of the quality of its staff precedes it, and I am thoroughly looking forward to taking the reins and continuing its successes well into the future.’
Taverner’s motivation to deliver exceptional experiences and excellence perfectly pairs with qualia’s own vision for excellence. With a strong desire to lead, motivate and empower a multi disciplinary team, Taverner also strives to create a spirited, fun, safe workplace, mentoring and developing his team to achieve and excel.
Throughout his extensive career, Taverner has overseen the successful delivery of expansion, renovation and refurbishment projects totaling many millions of dollars. He is fully committed to true triple bottom line outcomes, with social and cultural accountability and equity, strong financial performance and environmental sustainability all top priorities.
Taverner will be responsible for the resort’s operations, guest relations and unique qualia experience. qualia’s world-class facilities include 60 luxurious pavilions, two bars and restaurants, two infinity-edged pools, a private dining room, fitness centre, library, boutique and Spa qualia.
For more information about qualia Resort visit www.qualia.com.au.
Notes to editors:
qualia, Australia’s world class luxury resort on the Great Barrier Reef, is located on the secluded and breathtakingly beautiful northern-most point of Hamilton Island. qualia has 60 elegant one-bedroom pavilions and a Beach House, each set among eucalyptus trees with postcard views of the idyllic blue and green waters of the Whitsundays. Two superb restaurants and Spa qualia cater exclusively to guests of the resort. Hamilton Island can be accessed directly from all east coast international gateway cities in less than three hours. qualia is a member of Relais & Châteaux and welcomes guests 16 years and over. www.qualia.com.au
‘qualia’ is deliberately spelled with a lower case ‘q’ as it is a reflection of the relaxed, understated nature of this property.
Hamilton Island is located off the Queensland coast of Australia, within the Whitsunday Islands at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here visitors can experience everything that is great about Australia – natural landscapes, calm turquoise waters, secluded beaches, beautiful weather, fascinating coral reefs, diverse flora and fauna. Hamilton Island offers a wide range of accommodation options, not to mention over 60 activities and all within a short direct flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns. There are also great connections from other Australian cities. www.hamiltonisland.com.au
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