Peter Savoff has been appointed as General
Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre in Australia.
Janet Hamilton, the previous GM, has moved to
Cairns to manage the convention centre there.
“I look forward to building upon the strong
platform laid down by Janet over the past five and a half years
and taking the venue to the next level. The venue’s record and
reputation for hosting successful conventions and conferences
combined with the Territory’s uniqueness as a tourist destination
makes Darwin irresistible to event planners. We’ll leave no stone
unturned in promoting these strengths,” Mr. Savoff said.
With over 25 years of hotel industry experience, Mr. Savoff
joins the AEG Ogden Family from the Anthony John Property Group
where he managed the Emporium Hotel since opening in 2007.
Before that, Mr. Savoff served as Chief
Executive for McInnes Wilson Lawyers, was Marketing Director for
the InterContinental Hotels Group for Queensland, Northern
Territory, and Papua New Guinea after many years in senior
management, and then General Manager of IHG Hotels in Melbourne,
Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Cairns.
The Darwin Convention Centre, located at the
billion-dollar Darwin Waterfront precinct, opened in 2008 and is
operated by AEG Ogden.