Australia: Michael Foster has been named as general manager for Dorsett Gold Coast, a beach-style resort set to open in Q4 2021 and the first hotel in Australia for Dorsett Hospitality International.
Foster brings over 15 years of hospitality and management experience to the position, including pre-opening, hotel operations, and sales and marketing.
He previously served as general manager of Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central, and has held several senior roles for brands such as InterContinental, Pan Pacific and Crowne Plaza.
Dorsett Gold Coast is a 313-key hotel on Broadbeach Island. It forms part of a mixed-use, 53-storey tower which will also include over 400 apartments.
The construction is part of a wider $2 billion masterplan for Broadbeach Island, which will see four additional towers and associated resort facilities built.
In addition to Dorsett Gold Coast, Dorsett Hotels & Resorts has three other properties in development in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. The portfolio comprises 25 hotels in major cities across the world.
Dorsett Hospitality International is a Hong Kong hospitality brand with a total of 56 properties with its partners Trans World Hotel, operated under DHI and AGORA Hospitality.