Naumi Hotels appoints new Regional General Manager. Christopher McIntosh joins as Regional General Manager for Australasia
September 2018…/ Naumi Hotels, the Singapore-based design hotel group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher McIntosh as Regional General Manager. Mr Gaurang Jhunjhnuwala, CEO of Naumi Hotels Australia and New Zealand shares, ‘I am delighted to welcome Chris McIntosh to the Naumi family, to lead the team at our newly opened Naumi Auckland Airport and oversee our forthcoming new launches Naumi Wellington and Naumi Heritage Wellington in 2019 and Naumi Sydney in 2020. He brings a great depth of experience and knowledge from the hospitality industry in this booming region. His passion and enthusiasm for the exciting new launches ahead is fantastic, and I trust that guests will love the personal service that Chris brings.’
In February 2018, Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport was launched as the first Naumi property within the Australasia region, joining the Naumi flagship property, Naumi Hotel Singapore, as the second property from the award-winning group. Located in the airport precinct, south of the city centre and just minutes from the international and domestic airports, the hotel offers a perfect stylish stopover for leisure and business travellers. The hotel has been designed to exude a contemporary vibe, with bold accents of colour and playful details at every turn. Each Naumi establishment aims to represent the highest standard of hospitality that is passionate, enthusiastic and intuitive.
Chris joins the team following his three years as Area General Manager of Mantra Group. During his time at Mantra group he managed eight properties including the flagship property, Peppers Broadbeach. Prior to this, Chris spent over three years working as Group General Manager at Blackstone Group and was previously Group General Manager at Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Queenstown and Imperium Collection, New Zealand’s most awarded luxury hotel. In this role, he worked closely with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, took the hotel into profitability, won Hospitality Business of the Year for Queenstown and positioned the hotel to win Hotel of the Year at the HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence in 2013.
Speaking about his new position at Naumi Hotels, Chris says ‘Joining Naumi Hotels as Regional General Manager for Australasia is a particularly exciting opportunity as it is a time of company growth. I am thrilled to be overseeing the launches of the group’s three new hotels in Wellington and Sydney, as well as leading the continued success of our newly opened Naumi Auckland Airport, already widely billed as the world’s coolest airport hotel! I am delighted to become part of the brand’s fantastic team.’
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About Naumi Hotels
Naumi Hotels is a Singapore-based private hospitality label synonymous with personal luxury and prime locality. The Group visions to consistently engage today’s travellers by reinventing stays with designer aesthetics, luxurious comfort and bespoke experiences. Fueled by the desire to delight more customers with redefined ultra-luxurious living, Naumi Hotels began with the opening of its flagship hotel, Naumi Hotel Singapore in 2007, which soon built up an enviable reputation for unparalleled attention to detail and impeccable personalised service. The Group now also includes Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport with two properties in Wellington due to open in 2019, followed by a new hotel in Sydney in 2020.