Highly experienced hotelier Tim Pollock (pictured) has returned to New Zealand to take up an Auckland-based role.
Mr Pollock’s new role with the global InterContinental Hotel Group is as general manager Crowne Plaza Auckland, and IHG’s area general manager for New Zealand.
His previous role was IHG’s area general manager in Papua New Guinea. He spent eight years overseeing IHG’s hotels in PNG, including leading the team that opened the first Holiday Inn Express in Australasia. Before that, Mr Pollock worked with the Heritage Group in New Zealand in various general manager roles.
IHG currently operates five properties in New Zealand including Crowne Plaza hotels in Auckland and Queenstown, two Holiday Inn properties in Rotorua and at Auckland Airport, and the InterContinental Wellington. A new Crowne Plaza hotel is to open next year in Christchurch, based in the city’s former Forsyth Barr building.
And Heritage Hotel management has appointed Dylan Rushbrook as the new general manager of sales and marketing. Mr Rushbrook is based in the Auckland corporate office and will be leading the national sales and marketing team activity for the group’s 19 hotels nationwide.
He joins Heritage Hotels from SkyCity Entertainment Group where he was director of sales – Hotels and Sky Tower, for the past four years.