01 Feb 2016
Key Executive Appointments
Mr Griggs joins the Oaks Hotels & Resorts team with a wealth of international business experience across a range of specialist areas, including finance, operations, marketing, sales and product development. Mr Griggs will be responsible for driving Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ business growth and commercial strategy, and overseeing all commercial activity. He will also be heavily involved in Oaks Hotel & Resorts’ innovation strategy.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Griggs has amassed an impressive career history, holding various tenures with Visa in Singapore, including Director of Prepaid Solutions, and with US-based Rev Worldwide as Executive Vice President of Product, Sales & Partner Success, where he had global responsibility for innovation, sales and partnerships.
Ms Klein, meanwhile, steps into her role with Oaks Hotels & Resorts with over 15 years travel industry experience, primarily in the retail travel sector, after leaving her previous position as Area Leader of Customer Experience at Flight Centre. A highly experienced, data driven marketer, Ms Klein is set to take Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ marketing to new heights.
Starting out her career as a travel agent, Ms Klein transitioned into travel marketing whilst working with Pinpoint – a MasterCard company – where she spent seven years working with some of the largest loyalty and rewards programs in Australia, including Westpac, Macquarie Bank and ANZ, before launching her own business. Under Kira Klein Enterprises, Ms Klein started a Community College and consulted to a number of loyalty technology firms. Once the College sold, she stepped back into the travel industry accepting a role with Flight Centre and now an executive position with Oaks Hotels & Resorts.
Ms Klein holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce, Economics and International Business, as well as a Diploma in Direct & Digital Marketing, and a Certificate III in Tourism.
In her new role as Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ Director of Marketing and Brand Loyalty, Ms Klein’s key responsibilities will include driving all facets of marketing, including digital, brand, PR, loyalty, data driven marketing, social media and creative, in line with Minor Hotel Group’s global strategy.
Chief Operations Officer of Oaks Hotels & Resorts, Mr Mike Anderson, said the appointments reflected a significant period of growth for the hotelier.
“We are delighted to welcome both Daryn and Kira to our dynamic executive team, bringing with them exceptional experience across a broad range of disciplines. As we embark on our five-year expansion strategy, underpinned by Minor Hotel Group, Daryn and Kira will be instrumental to the company’s success as we continue to grow into one of Australia’s leading and largest accommodation providers.”
Mr Griggs and Ms Klein will be based in the company’s Queensland offices.
For more information on Oaks Hotels & Resorts visit www.oakshotels.com.
ABOUT OAKS HOTELS & RESORTS
Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 52 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
ABOUT MINOR HOTEL GROUP
Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 135 hotels, resorts, camps and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. For more information, please visit www.minorinternational.com.