AccorHotels has appointed Craig Reaume to the position of General Manager at its original upscale address in the CBD, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Immediately prior to his appointment, Craig was Hotel Manager at the hotel, a role he assumed in April this year.
Previously, Craig was based at AccorHotel’s Sydney Olympic Park where he was Hotel Manager.
New to Sydney, Craig is a highly experienced hotelier with more than 25 years’ experience across some of the world’s leading hotel brands. Craig relocated in November 2015 after a long career in Canada and the United States, primarily with FRHI Hotels (a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands recently acquired by Accor Hotels) and Delta Hotels.
Most notably, he was Hotel Manager one of New York’s most iconic hotel addresses, The Plaza, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. In recent years, he was also General Manager at the Fairmont Mayakoba located on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico; and the Fairmont Battery Wharf, on the Boston Waterfront.
Previous to these hotels, Craig worked in a number of high profile general manager assignments in Canada. He was Hotel Manager at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York and General Manager at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport in British Columbia, the only North American airport hotel to ever be recognized on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Gold List.
Earlier in his career, Craig worked for Marriott’s Delta Hotels & Resorts in Canada for 16 years, in a variety of General Manager and Director of Operations roles.
Craig said, “Since arriving in Australia in 2015, Sydney has certainly made a wonderful impression on me as one of the world’s most exciting destinations, and I am delighted to have this opportunity with Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, not least of all as the hotel celebrates its monumental 50th anniversary this year. “
“I look forward to working alongside our Ambassadors who have a passion for luxury and excellence in service, and to extending a warm Sydney welcome and sense of hospitality to each and every one of our guests as we mark this impressive historic milestone. “