Minor appoints COO for Oaks and AVANI brands

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Australia: Minor Hotels has appointed Craig Hooley as chief operating officer of its Oaks and AVANI extended stay brands.

Hooley will spearhead Oaks and AVANI's corporate and commercial operations in its key markets of Australia and New Zealand - where it currently has a portfolio of over 50 properties.

He will also be instrumental in developing forward growth strategies for the hotelier and providing leadership across various corporate factions to deliver continued business excellence.

Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Hooley was GM of the Shangri- La Hotel in Sydney, following on from a spell at Shangri-La International Hotel Management in Hong Kong. He has also held leadership positions with Mirvac Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group, both in Australia and overseas.

Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier, said: "A respected leader with global experience acquired by working with some of the world's leading hotel and hospitality brands, we are delighted to welcome Craig to our team as Oaks and AVANI's new Chief Operations Officer for Australia and New Zealand. Craig will play a major part in the brands' ongoing success as the business continues to flourish and develop into one of leading and largest accommodation providers in the Australian and New Zealand region."

Hooley will be based in Minor Hotels' regional office in Maroochydore on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. He is also currently a member of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA).

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