REAL STORIES FROM HOTEL STAFF


Professional, dedicated staff is the key to success in the hotel industry. Meet some of the best Sydney has to offer and find out more about what it’s like to work in hotels – including the perks, the myths and the different ways you can get your start!

Check out how and why these amazing young people started career in hotels, what they have achieved so far and what they love so much about working in hotels! (Try not to be too envious, ok?)

My real story: Jessica J

Age: 28

Education: Certificate II Tourism (Operations), Bachelor of Business majoring in Hotel Management (Hotel School Sydney)

Current position: Conference Sales Manager, Rydges World Square

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My real story: Jillian B

Age: 28

Education: Bachelor of Business – major in Marketing, and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Current position: Conference and Banqueting Manager, Intercontinental, Sydney

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My real story: John A

Age: 23

Education: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Current position: Chef De Partie (CDP), InterContinental Sydney

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My real story: Libby J

Age: 27

Education: Bachelor of Business – International Hotel and Resort Management

Current position: Restaurants Manager, Intercontinental, Sydney

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My real story: Harry S

Age: 37

Education: BA in Hospitality Management, Huddersfield University, UK

Current position: Director of Operations, Pier One Sydney Harbour

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My real story: Daniel W

Age: 28

Education: Associate Degree in hospitality management from the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)

Current position: Acting Executive Assistant Manager, The Star Hotel

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My real story: Hana L

Age: 32

Education: Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at The Hotel School Sydney

Current position: Cortile Lounge Duty Manager, InterContinental Sydney

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My real story: Hayden G

Age: 24

Education: Associate Degree in Hospitality Management from the International College of Management Sydney, Bachelor of Business Administration at Macquarie University

Current position: Operations Analyst, Hilton Sydney

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My real story: Kylie M

Age: 29

Education: Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, Hotel School Sydney

Current position: Key Account Manager, Frasers Hospitality Australia Management Pty Ltd

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My real story: Hayden S

Age: 28

Education: Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Current position: Assistant Hotel Manager, Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central

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My real story: Daniel G

Age: 29

Education: I’m current in the process of completing our new manager development program, it’s a 6 month course focusing on developing managers by on the job training and learning with key guidance from a senior leadership committee member

Current position: Associate Director of Sales, Park Hyatt, Sydney

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My real story: Oscar L

Age: 27

Education:Bachelor of Arts Majoring in History & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney and Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, The Hotel School, Sydney

Current position: Guest Services Assistant Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

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My real story: Riley M

Age: 25

Education: Diploma in Hospitality Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Current position: Human Resources Officer, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

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My real story: Megan K

Age: 26

Education: Diploma Hospitality (TAFE), Advanced Diploma Event management (TAFE), Bachelor Business (CSU)

Current position: Regional Sales, Marketing & Revenue Coordinator NSW/ACT, NSW/ACT Regional Office

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Meet Anna Polyviou

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Extraordinary pastry chef. TV star. Passionate hotel employee. This is her hotel career story. What’s yours?

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My real story: Annika S

Age: 31

Education: International Hospitality Management at NHTV, Netherlands (Bachelor Degree). Cert IV in TAE

Current position: HR & Learning Executive, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney

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My real story: Vivian Z

Age: 26

Education: Postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management

Current position: Human Resources Administrator, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

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My real story: Simon H

Education: Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) – Apprenticeship

Current position: Executive Pastry Chef, Hilton Sydney

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My real story: Adam L

Age: 33

Education: Advanced Diploma Hospitality Management

Current position: Hotel Operations Manager, SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta

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My real story: Anthony M

Age: 24

Education: NCEA L3 (NZ), Higher Diploma in Hotel Management (Queenstown Resort College), current undergraduate of SCU – Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in hospitality and tourism

Current position: Guest Services Manager, Park Hyatt Sydney

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My Real Story: Aditi S

Age: 31

Education:Master of Information Systems, Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Current position: Service Manager – Engineering, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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My real story: Kristy B

Age: 29

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)

Current position: Current position: Assistant Hotel Manager, Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach

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My real story: William W

Age: 25

Education: Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, The Hotel School Sydney (Southern Cross University)

Current position: Front Office Manager, Meriton Serviced Apartments World Tower

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My real story: Erin M

Age: 26

Education: Diploma – Events Management, Diploma – Retail Supervision, Certificate II – Business Services and Certificate I – Tourism Operations.

Current position: Banquet Operations Manager, PARKROYAL Parramatta

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My real story: Martina H

Age: 29

Education: Year 12 at Burwood Girls High School, Advanced Diploma in Management

Current position: Senior Events Sales Manager, Hilton Sydney

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Meet Daniel Gerritse

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27-years-old. Associate Director of Sales. World traveller. Award winning employee. This is his awesome hotel career story. What’s yours?

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Meet Demi Johnson

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26-years-old. Front Office Supervisor. Passionate. Ambitious. All round legend. This is her awesome hotel career story. What’s yours?

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My real story: Jessica N

Age: 28

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (Event Management)

Current position: Assistant Front Office Manager, Hilton Sydney

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My real story: Jason N

Age: 30

Education: Marketing Diploma, Certificate 4 Advertising, TAFE NSW

Current position: Marketing & E-Commerce Manager, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park & Novotel Sydney Central

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My real story: Prakruti B

Age: 38

Education: Master in Accounting-auditing (India) and Masters in Professional Accounting (Australia)

Current position: Finance Specialist, Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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My real story: Adrian M

Age: 36

Education: Year 10, Cert IV in Business Administration, currently studying a Masters in Professional Accounting.

Current position: Financial Assistant, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

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My real story: Mitchell C

Age: 29

Education: Masters in Business Management- Major Hospitality Management

Current position: Millennial & Communications Advisor Pacific / Guest Quality & Compliance Manager, Accor Hotels Corporate Office and Darling Harbour

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My real story: Alexandra L

Age: 24
Education: Year 12 VCE (Victoria) and a Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality at William Angliss Institute
Current position: Director of Meetings and Events, InterContinental Sydney

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