18 March 2011:
Amanda Balaam has been appointed to the role of Director of Sales for Accor Hotel’s Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns, effective the 24th of March 2011.Amanda will relocate to Cairns from Melbourne where she was responsible for managing sales for the Grand Hotel Melbourne – a member of Accor’s exclusive MGallery collection – for the past two years.
Previously Amanda was National Sales Manager for the Seasons Apartment Hotel Group based in Melbourne, and Business Development Manager for the Hotel Grand Chancellor Group. Amanda’s sales experience also extends to work with the Old Melbourne Hotel, Toga Hospitality (Travelodge) as well as 10 years experience with Ansett Airlines based in Australia and the UK.
Pullman’s Hotel General Manager Adrian Williams says, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Amanda to Cairns and the Pullman family. Her extensive sales experience across various sectors of the tourism industry, and solid hotel history, will certainly be a big asset to our business as we look to strengthen our profile post cyclone Yasi in the coming months.”
The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is in the heart of Cairns, overlooking the majestic Trinity Inlet and packed with great dining and entertainment options including award winning restaurant, Tamarind. The hotel is close to numerous shops and restaurants, located in walking distance to the Great Barrier Reef Terminal, Esplanade Lagoon and famous Cairns boardwalk.
Each of its 128 rooms features its own private garden balcony and spa bath, and there is a rooftop swimming pool, full gym, and Cairns Wildlife Dome on the rooftop offering a complete ‘zoo in the heart of the city’ experience – complete with wallabies, native birds and a giant crocodile.
In addition the Pullman hotel and casino complex offers endless entertainment options for guests, including cocktails in Vertigo Bar, and then the chance to party the night away in the Reef Casino (a boutique two level Casino), or Velvet Underground Nightclub.