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 Avani’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 Hotels’ regional office in Maroochydore on Queensland’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.