Minor Hotels has appointed Craig Hooley as the new COO of Oaks Hotels & Resorts and Avani Hotels & Resorts (Australia and New Zealand).
In his new capacity, Hooley will spearhead Oaks and Avaniâ€™s corporate and commercial operations in its key markets of Australia and New Zealand, where it currently has a portfolio of over 50 properties. Based in Minor Hotelsâ€™ regional office in Maroochydore on Queenslandâ€™s Sunshine Coast, he will also develop forward growth strategies for the company and provide leadership across various corporate factions.
Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Hooley was general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, following a successful tenure at Shangri-La International Hotel Management in Hong Kong.
Hooley has amassed extensive industry experience during his two-decade-long hospitality career, having held several key leadership positions with Mirvac Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group, both in Australia and overseas.