Industry Update
Appointment12 April 2013

Richard Crawford

Appointed Development Manager
At Mantra Group in Surfers Paradise, Australia

Richard CrawfordThe appointment reflects Mantra Group’s strong growth and future development plans with 17 projects – both new developments and acquisitions - in the pipeline across the Asia Pacific. The recent opening of the Group’s first property in Asia – Mantra Nusa Dua in Bali – is the first of many for the region. Director of Acquisitions, Michael Moret-Lalli, said the appointment is in line with the Group’s strategy to expand on its portfolio of 112 Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties. A native of Tasmania, Richard Crawford cofounded Hobart’s internationally acclaimed Henry Jones Art Hotel, and is a former Director of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania. Since 2007, Richard Crawford Pty Ltd has delivered a range of commercial consulting services to private and public sector clients, being engaged by some of Tasmania’s largest and most high profile organisations, including the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Federal Group, Tourism Tasmania, and Hobart City Council.

Mantra Group

Mantra Group is one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest accommodation providers with a network of 140 hotels, resorts and apartments operating under the successful brands of Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree.
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