Paul Gallop appointed as General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
Marriott International is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Gallop as General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland. Slated to open in December, 2017, Four Points by Sheraton Auckland will be the first Marriott International hotel to open its doors in New Zealand.
As General Manager, Paul will oversee all pre-opening activity, ensuring the hotel opens on schedule and to the highest standard. Upon launch, he will be responsible for the hotel’s operations such as recruitment, brand compliance and project management, whilst also managing the hotel’s long-term commercial and strategic performance in the New Zealand market.
“I am thrilled to join the Four Points by Sheraton Auckland team and facilitate the opening of Marriott International’s first hotel in New Zealand,” said Paul Gallop, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Auckland. “The Four Points brand prides itself on delivering all the essentials modern travellers are looking for whilst on the road and I look forward to working with my team to bring the defining Four Points service to Auckland.”
Paul is a skilled hotelier and General Manager, with 13 years’ experience working for a range of hotels across Australia and New Zealand. Paul joins Marriott International from the Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland, which rebranded from the Rendezvous Hotel Auckland in September, 2016, where he held the position of General Manager for over three years.
Prior to this, Paul was the Area General Manager for TFE Hotels in New Zealand, overseeing a portfolio of properties, including the Adina Auckland, Rendezvous Christchurch and Travelodge Wellington. Prior to this, Paul held several General Manager positions with Stamford Hotels in Australia.
As General Manager for Four Points by Sheraton Auckland, Paul will report into Sean Hunt, Area Vice President Australia, New Zealand and Pacific.
“Paul brings a wealth of experience to this position and I’m confident he will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful opening and management of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland,” said Sean Hunt. “We are looking forward to expanding Marriott International’s presence in New Zealand, and providing guests with the comfort, amenities and experiences they expect from the Four Points brand.”
Conveniently located in the centre of Auckland, just 30 minutes from Auckland Airport and close to attractions including Auckland Sky Tower, The Civic Theatre and the University of Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton Auckland will offer 225 modern guest rooms with impressive views of the city, alongside an all-day dining restaurant, bar and lounge, free Wi-Fi in all public areas and the brand’s signature Best Brews™ program. The hotel will also bring 300 square metres of meetings and event space to the city centre, including a 250 square metre ballroom and five meeting rooms, each featuring audio visual equipment and high-speed internet access.