Minor Hotels announces appointment of new Chief Operating Officer of Oaks Hotels & Resorts and AVANI Hotels & Resorts – Australia and New Zealand

Can’t remember the last time you got away? Or simply suffering from itchy feet and seeking out a new travel adventure? Oaks Hotels & Resorts is encouraging holidaymakers to take advantage of its annual ‘Say Yes to New Adventures’ campaign, on sale until 30 April 2018.

 

Whether your holiday style is of the culinary, family or hair-raising kind, it’s time to say ‘yes’ and take off on a new adventure with Oaks Hotels & Resorts, with savings of up to 30% available across a number of city and seaside properties when you stay for two nights or more between now and 30 September 2018.

 

Sunshine Coast

Splash into Oaks Oasis Resort on the Sunshine Coast for an epic family adventure – from swimming, sliding, jumping, putting and climbing, young travellers will have no shortage of activities to get involved in, while parents kick back with an icy cold beverage and soak up the Queensland sunshine. From just $113* per night, families can retreat to a coastal-inspired Executive Family room at Oaks Oasis Resort and save 30% when staying for three nights or more and using promo code MYOAKS. Guests will also receive free Wi-Fi, kids eat free incentives, plus an early check in and late checkout. And the family-friendly adventures don’t end at the Resort – jump in the car and make a b-line to Australia Zoo, take to the water and master the art of SUPing, or head for the hinterland and explore magical Maleny. 

 

Hunter Valley

If your idea of an adventure involves golfing, ballooning, pampering, wine tasting and fine dining, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley may just be what you’ve been looking for. Nestled in the heart of this picturesque wine country, travellers can soak up the serene surrounds from a spacious and self-contained Two Bedroom Villa from just $262* per night, with savings of up to 25% on offer when booking for a minimum of two nights and using promo code MYOAKS. A bonus early check in and late checkout, and free Wi-Fi are also included in the deal. Take to the skies aboard Oaks’ very own hot air balloon; please your palette with a winery tour; sample the finest local produce at award-winning restaurants; or swing into a round of golf at the Resort’s championship 18-hole golf course.

 

Port Stephens

Fancy a sun-soaked escape to the seaside township of Port Stephens? Book your two night adventure at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort and save up to 25% when using promo code MYOAKS, and you’ll enjoy free internet, kids eat free incentives, a 12pm early check in and 11am late check out. Rates start from $126* per night for a Hotel Room, or 150*per night for a One Bedroom Lagoon. Set the adventure-meter to high and get amongst the region’s most popular activities and experiences, like sand tobogganing, quad-biking, or camel riding along the shoreline; and then cool down with a dip in Australia’s largest swimming pool – measuring in at a whopping 500m long.

 

To book your next Oaks adventure, please visit https://www.oakshotels.com/en/say-yes-to-new-adventures and enter promo code MYOAKS

 

*Terms and conditions apply; subject to availability; minimum two/three night stay. Unservived rate only. Book before 30 April and travel until 30 September; certain blackout dates apply for each property.

 

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ABOUT OAKS HOTELS & RESORTS

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 56 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and India.

 

Providing the luxury of space, Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a range of contemporary accommodation, from hotel and resort rooms and suites, to furnished serviced apartments, in central city locations and resort destinations.

 

ABOUT MINOR HOTELS

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 156 hotels in operation. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, MH operates in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

 

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

 

For media enquiries, further information and famil requests please contact:

 

Lauren Coulter

Nmedia PR

0439 838 836

lauren@nmedia.com.au


The Hunter Valley’s favourite fairway – Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort – adds another hole-in-one to its scorecard


Iconic Hunter Valley resort, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, is continuing to cement itself as one of the country’s most revered golfing destinations – now ranking among Australian Golf Digest Magazine’s Top 100 Courses, as announced today.


The coveted Top 100 award comes off the back of an exceptionally successful 12 months for the property, which not only saw Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort celebrate its 25th anniversary, but also take out the title of Australia’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 at the 4th Annual World Golf Awards against an outstanding line up of competitors, held in Spain in November.

General Manager of Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, Mr Niel Mason, said the property was going from strength to strength, and today’s Australian Golf Digest’s announcement was further testament to this.

“We are proud of this recognition and will continue to raise the bar when it comes to delivering world-class golfing experiences for guests and visitors. We would like to thank the golfing industry, as well as the tourism authorities and thousands of players who have visited us over the years for their ongoing support.”

To celebrate its recent string of achievements, the championship 18-hole course is rolling out several initiatives and special packages to suit every type of golfing guest – amateur to elite!


Green fee rates at the Steve Smyers-designed resort course start at just $35.00* for members and $70.00* for non-members, while annual Country Club Memberships are now starting from $300.00* and include exclusive access to all resort facilities, as well as private invitations to members only special events, and discounts on accommodation, resort dining and the Pro Shop.

The premier golfing destination has also recently introduced a ‘Create Your Own Golf Day’ initiative; where corporate guests are invited to custom design their own unique golfing experience for their colleagues or clients – to host alongside an event specialist. Guests can tailor their golfing affair to include a variety of special inclusions, including food and beverage packages, entertainment and welcome gifts. Prices start at just $60.00* per person.

Dedicated to offering an exceptional tee-off experience for every golfer, the clubhouse also hosts annual fixtures for adept players, 8-week programs for juniors, monthly ‘Nine & Wine’ social competitions and after-office-hours packages.

Unveiled in 1992, the 18-hole course is home to abundant native Australian wildlife, manicured greens, dramatic fairway shapes, over 60 strategically located bunkers and an exhilarating 6,467m par 72 course, plus a new club car fleet complete with the latest Visage GPS system, which enables golfers to select the right club and conveniently order beverages and refreshments at the touch of a screen.

Located just two hours’ drive from Sydney and close to the Hunter Valley’s most popular attractions and experiences, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort boasts 136 villas in a range of One, Two, Three and Four Bedroom configurations, and features three swimming pools, tennis courts, two restaurants and bars, gymnasium, and seven versatile function venues.

For more information please visit https://www.minorhotels.com/en/oaks/

*Membership rates: Terms and conditions apply. Costs are associated with additional services. Minimum price listed.

*Green fee rates: Terms & conditions apply. All players must wear suitable golf attire. All prices include use of a motorised buggy. Rates are subject to availability. Prices vary on different days.

*Create your own golf day: Terms and conditions apply. Costs are associated with additional services. Minimum numbers may be required. 

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ABOUT OAKS HOTELS & RESORTS

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 56 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and India.

Providing the luxury of space, Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a range of contemporary accommodation, from hotel and resort rooms and suites, to furnished serviced apartments, in central city locations and resort destinations.

ABOUT MINOR HOTELS

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 156 hotels in operation. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, MH operates in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

For media enquiries, further information and famil requests please contact:

Lauren Coulter

Nmedia PR

0439 838en@nmedia.com.au

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 159 hotels and resorts in 26 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Craig Hooley as the new Chief Operating Officer of Oaks Hotels & Resorts and AVANI Hotels & Resorts (Australia and New Zealand), effective 30th April 2018.

 

In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, Mr 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.

 

Since making its foray into the AU/NZ market in 2017, AVANI Hotels & Resorts has already opened the doors of AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences and AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences, and under Mr Hooley’s leadership, will continue to grow in these key regions, with AVANI Central Melbourne Residences slated to open later this year.

 

He will also be instrumental in developing forward growth strategies for the hotelier and providing leadership across various corporate factions to deliver continued business excellence.

 

Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Mr Hooley held the role of General Manager of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, following on from a successful tenure at Shangri-La International Hotel Management in Hong Kong.

 

Mr Hooley has also amassed extensive industry experience during his impressive two-decade long hospitality career, having held several key leadership positions with Mirvac Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group, both in Australia and overseas, spanning operational, management, commercial and human resource disciplines.

 

Chief Executive Officer of Minor Hotels, Mr Dillip Rajakarier, commented on the appointment:

 

“A respected leader with global experience acquired by working with some of the world’s leading hotel and hospitality brands, we are delighted to welcome Craig to our team as Oaks and AVANI’s new Chief Operations Officer for Australia and New Zealand.

 

“Craig will play a major part in the brands’ ongoing success as the business continues to flourish and develop into one of leading and largest accommodation providers in the Australian and New Zealand region,” said Mr Rajakarier.

 

Mr Hooley will be based in Minor Hotels’ regional office in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He is also currently a member of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA).

 

For more information on Oaks Hotels & Resorts, please visit https://www.oakshotels.com/en

 

 

ABOUT MINOR HOTELS

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 159 hotels in operation. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, MH operates in 26 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

 

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

 

For media enquiries, further information and famil requests please contact:

 

Lauren Coulter

Nmedia PR

0439 838 836

lauren@nmedia.com.au