Rarotonga, Cook Islands, August 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Pacific Resort Hotel Group Deputy CEO and General Manager Finance & Strategy - Marcus Niszow has joined the stellar line-up for the second annual Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on September 2, 2011.
Around 30 influential hotel owners, CEOs and industry leaders have confirmed their attendance at AHICE, a conference firmly focused on the management and operation of accommodation hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.
With over 15 years of hotel industry experience accomplished senior executive Niszow brings comprehensive knowledge, experience and insight in across all areas of operations, sales & marketing, finance, development and information technology. Niszow is an avid advocator for social media and the important role it plays as part of the marketing mix for hoteliers. He will be sharing his insights as part of the Social Networking and Marketing plenary session covering topics including trends in social media and how hotel chains can maximise the online savvy traveller, social media as a mechanism to increase bookings and why LinkedIn has become a ‘must’ for hoteliers.
Some of the speakers confirmed include Patrick Imbardelli (Pan Pacific Hotel Group President and CEO) owners and investors Nigel Greenaway (Eureka Funds Management), John Hudson (Thakral Holdings Group), Graham Wilkinson (Retirement Assets Limited NZ) and Will Deague (Art Series Hotel Group), as well as Hoteliers Ashley Spencer (Hilton Worldwide), Bob East (Mantra Group), Paul Constantinou (Quest Serviced Apartments), Paul Fischmann (8Hotels), Stephen Burt (Mirvac Hotels and Resorts) and Simon McGrath (Accor Hospitality).
AHICE is being hosted by leading industry magazine HM (Hotel & Accommodation Management) and is expected to attract over 300 leading Hoteliers and industry executives from across the Asia-Pacific region and globally. During the day, delegates will be given a snapshot of the accommodation industry, from an overall outlook to specific topics ranging from social media to the MICE market, food and beverage trends, human resources issues and managing distribution channels.
Once again, AHICE will be held prior to the HM Awards, with the 2011 event also hosted by HM magazine on September 2. In other news Pacific Resort Hotel Group properties; Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have all been named as a Finalists in the 2011 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence.
Notes to Editors
About Pacific Resort Hotel Group:
Pacific Resort Hotel Group develop Boutique Island resorts, and hospitality facilities which are underpinned by a focus on local culture, the environment, and unique architectural and landscaping design to provide discerning guests an authentic South Pacific experience. The Pacific Resort Hotel Group successfully owns and operates two award winning resorts under the Pacific Resort brand and a new property under the Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa brand in the Cook Islands. For more information visit www.pacificresort.com
About Marcus Niszow, Deputy CEO & Group General Manager – Finance & Strategy:
Marcus is a highly experienced and accomplished senior executive with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the tourism & hospitality industry including all areas of operations, sales & marketing, finance, development and information technology. Marcus brings more than 15 years of hotel industry experience to PRHG with his depth of experience covering a wide range of functions including: executive management, senior management coaching and development, branding, sales & marketing, operational process reviews and optimisation, acquisitions & disposals, due diligence, financial accounting, financial management, forecasting, information systems, management reporting, negotiation, performance analysis, process engineering, procurement, project management, sales forecasting, strategic planning and property valuation.
About Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE):
AHICE is an annual conference firmly focused on the management and operation of accommodation hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. AHICE is being hosted by leading industry magazine HM (Hotel & Accommodation Management) and is expected to attract over 300 leading Hoteliers and industry executives from across the Asia-Pacific region and globally.