Nick brings more than 40 years hotel experience to The Hotel Network. After training for 4 years at the Hotel Management School Nick joined Thistle Hotels as a postgraduate trainee, progressing through the organisation to become the youngest deputy manager at a five star property. In 1982 Nick set up and managed the Regent Sydney’s (now Four Seasons) conference facilities. Nick then managed the conference facilities at the Sydney Hilton and was subsequently promoted within Hilton Australia to negotiate all aircrew and inbound operator contracts for the 7 Hilton properties.
Nick established The Hotel Network, an Australian company, which has been a pioneer of accommodation management services for government departments and corporate organisations for over 25 years. With a combination of technological advances, personalised service, and an extensive network of hotels and partnerships, The Hotel Network delivers the most cost effective accommodation booking and reconciliation solution around Australia.
Having studied at university and then worked in advertising, Julia partnered to start up a small business venture in Sydney in the 1980’s. As a small business operator for many years Julia has managed all aspects of the business environment from management, training & education, communication and marketing. “Team work and co-operation are important aspects of a good business. It’s all about the people you work with and we have very good people”.
Natalie has more than 20 years experience working in hotels from reservations through to event management, Natalie brings a wealth of knowledge to The Hotel Network. Natalie joined The Hotel Network from Carlton Crest (now Novotel Sydney Central) where she managed over 400 conferences & events and organised over 1000 accommodation groups for conventions.
Having previously worked for Accor, Bass Hotels & Resorts (now IHG), SPHC, Pacific International Hotels (now part of Stella), the hotel knowledge Natalie brings has been instrumental in refining The Hotel Network total service to meet changing requirements and has made the system into a complete and fully integrated offering for corporate and government travellers.
Shahn has over 25 years Hospitality experience. Initially commencing a career in Food and Beverage Shahn became involved with installing Hospitality systems into hotels. Having worked for several years in the United States installing Front Office systems in hotels across America, she returned to Australia taking a position with SOCOG ( Sydney Organising Committee Olympic Games) managing the accommodation requirements of the Olympic athletes and training volunteer staff. After this Shahn worked for Nestle Australia as an IT Training Coordinator transferring to their Head Office in Switzerland to work on the global roll out of SAP in a training capacity.
Returning to Australia in 2005 Shahn commenced work at The Hotel Network expanding into a Systems Integrations role. Shahn is now head of Systems Integration & Training
Arun has over 10 years experience working in the travel industry in a Corporate and Government Account Management role. Having previously worked in the UK for Britannia International he relocated to Melbourne working with Accor and Punthill Apartments.
Arun commenced at The Hotel Network in 2015 and has implemented our successful GDS hotel program for rural and remote hotels and often spoken at hotel conferences. Arun is responsible for the account management of key clients at The Hotel Network.
Lynda is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the reservation team and ongoing account management. Lynda has been with The Hotel Network for over 10 years and is highly regarded by all our clients and travellers for her great “can do” attitude and ability to resolve issues in a timely manner.
Combined with a strong hotel background and her experiences, Lynda is able to ensure that The Hotel Network are able to provide the best possible level of service to our clients as well as having clear understanding of the workings of hotels.
From creative concepts, through to accommodation management, Natalie has a true passion for conferencing and events. With a track record of managing multiple Conferences at a time for up to 1000+ delegates, Nat takes responsibility for each event from the initial site inspections through to financial reporting.
Natalie brings with her not only the theoretical knowledge of the conference and events industry, but also practical experience from both the corporate and hospitality worlds. Always up for a challenge, she looks forward to seeing what each day can bring when managing our clients conferences.