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La Vie Hotels & Resorts announces new General Managers at The Motley Hotel and The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood

Following the recent signing of The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood and The Motley Hotel, La Vie Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Nordkamp as General Manager at The Motley Hotel and Melanie Watson as General Manager at The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood. An experienced hotelier and leader in the luxury hotel space, Jeremy brings over 15 years of local and international experience to his new position having worked across a range of luxury boutique hotels both locally and internationally.

Prior to joining The Motley Hotel, Jeremy managed a number of 5-star boutique properties including the launch of The Calile Hotel Brisbane and Kandima Maldives in addition to having leadership roles at Crystalbrook Vincent, Crystalbrook Riley, Ovolo Laneways, Peppers Dockland and Peppers Beach Club. As a highly skilled and results driven general manager, Jeremy is looking forward to welcoming guests to The Motley Hotel when it opens its doors early next year providing a true lifestyle hotel experience in the heart of Richmond

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With extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry across various management and sales and marketing roles, Melanie’ passion for the hospitality industry developed after first working at Flemington Racecourse.As a dedicated and driven, service focused manager, her past experience includes leadership roles at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley, Marnong Estate and Rydges Hotel Bell City where she honed her commitment to service efficiencies, guest experiences and maintaining a positive team environment.

Craig Bond, Managing Director of La Vie Hotels & Resorts, said “As we continue to experience significant growth in Melbourne, we’re thrilled to welcome Jeremy and Melanie to the team and know that having such experienced and talented managers leading our teams will see both properties go from strength to strength.”

Due to launch in early 2023, The Motley Hotel is an 80-room lifestyle hotel ideally located on Bridge Road, close to shopping boutiques, the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, with Melbourne CBD only a short distance away ensuring it will be a very popular choice for leisure travellers when it opens.

The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood, which opened in 2021, is ideally positioned at the gateway to the Yarra Valley and offers 102 stylishly appointed rooms and apartments that boast a warm and sophisticated palette, local Victorian cuisine in The Orchard Restaurant and Bar as well as 24-hour concierge services, a fitness centre and two meeting spaces fitted with the latest AV technology.

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About La Vie Hotels and Resorts

Established in 2000, La Vie Hotels and Resorts is a third-party hotel management company with operations across the Asia-Pacific region. La Vie is an owner-focused operator that provides a unique ‘one-stop shop’ approach resulting in a cohesive and strategic response to their clients’ real estate objectives within Hospitality. The portfolio represents a collection of diverse properties: business hotels in bustling CBD, family resorts in popular tourism destinations or boutique art hotels hidden in sought-after neighbourhoods. The group currently operates hotels across Australia, Bhutan, China, Maldives, Myanmar, Thailand, UAE and Ukraine.


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