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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS PETER MINATSIS TO OPEN LE MÉRIDIEN MELBOURNE (Australia)

Marriott International’s premium brand, Le Méridien to be re-introduced to the Australian market in Melbourne, led by Senior Marriott Associate Peter Minatsis, the distinctive hotel design will complement Melbourne’s European-style and cultural focus

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS PETER MINATSIS TO OPEN LE MÉRIDIEN MELBOURNE (Australia)

Marriott International’s premium brand, Le Méridien to be re-introduced to the Australian market in Melbourne, led by Senior Marriott Associate Peter Minatsis, the distinctive hotel design will complement Melbourne’s European-style and cultural focus

Category: Asia Pacific - Australia - Careers - Appointments
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2022-07-01


Marriott International appoints Peter Minatsis to open Le Méridien Melbourne

Marriott International appoints Peter Minatsis to open Le Méridien Melbourne
Photo credit © Le Méridien

Marriott International today announced the appointment of Peter Minatsis as the General Manager of Le Méridien Melbourne, set to open early 2023.

Le Méridien, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, will debut in Melbourne featuring the bold mid-century modern design synonymous with the global brand - adding the 11th property to Marriott’s growing Melbourne portfolio.

Peter makes the move to Le Méridien Melbourne following a five-year tenure at Sheraton Melbourne where he has taken the hotel to new heights and navigated a challenging landscape for the industry over recent years.

Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International, said, “I am delighted to welcome Peter Minatsis to lead the re-introduction of the distinctive premium Le Méridien brand to the Australian market. Peter is a highly experienced hotelier with a proven track record for delivering outstanding results. His career at Marriott spans more than 17 years and he has worked in a range of markets including Vancouver, Sydney, Fiji and most recently at Sheraton Melbourne. He will lead the team at Le Méridien as we continue to cement our growing presence in the Melbourne market.”

Peter commenced his hospitality career over 20 years ago at The Fairmont Hotel in his hometown of Vancouver. In 2005 Peter relocated to Sydney and commenced at the iconic Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park.

He then successfully opened the Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, followed by a tenure at the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa before returning to Australia to take the reins at Sheraton Melbourne in 2017.

Peter Minatsis, General Manager, Le Méridien Melbourne said, “Le Méridien is known for timeless, chic design and has a Parisian ‘je ne sais quoi’ about it that appeals to travellers looking to explore the world in style. Moreover, it is such a natural fit in Melbourne – a city known for inciting creativity across a vibrant arts, design and fashion culture,” said Peter Minatsis.

“I look forward to building a team that will foster my vision to create a destination for Guests and Associates that enables imagination and discovery whilst respecting the history of the hotel’s location.”

In his new role, Peter will lead the team at Le Méridien Melbourne as the hotel prepares for opening in early 2023. The 235-room 12-storey hotel at the heart of the city’s cultural centre will feature a restaurant, café, roof terrace and 210sqm of function space. Catering to cosmopolitan and forward-looking travellers it will connect guests to nearby art galleries, boutiques, and bistros.

Upon opening, Le Méridien Melbourne will join Marriott International's growing portfolio in Australia, taking the number of hotels in operation to 29, and their 11th hotel in Melbourne.

Marriott International has opened four hotels in Melbourne since the beginning of 2020, including W Melbourne, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands, Courtyard by Marriott Flagstaff Gardens and AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank.

About Marriott International, Inc

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy, its highly-awarded travel program.

About Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts

Born in 1960’s Paris during an era of glamorous travel,Le Méridien Hotels & Resortscontinues to celebrate cultures around the world through the distinctly European spirit of savouring the good life. With over 105 hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories, spanning from Maldives to Monaco and from Santa Monica to Sichuan, Le Méridien’s engaging mid-century designed spaces coupled with chic signature programmes put a playful twist on art,coffee,sparkling cocktails,summer,family,and inspire creative-minded travellers to explore the world in style. Le Méridienis proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition.


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