Industry Update
Appointment 6 September 2017

Garth Solly

Appointed General Manager
At QT Museum Wellington, Australia

Garth SollySolly is a General Manager who has had extensive experience working in and opening hotels across Australasia, India and Thailand.ore recently, Solly has been well-known around New Zealand’s luxury accommodation scene as Group General Manager of 5-star lodges Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge. Bringing his luxury expertise to Wellington, Garth will be responsible for overall operations management and will be leading the hotel’s 150 strong staff at QT’s newest designer hotel. Additionally, he will oversee the strategic direction of the hotel, daily operations and financial decisions. Passionate about the highest standard of guest experience, with the utmost attention to detail – Solly’s great desire to succeed and new approach will be welcomed at QT Museum Wellington.

EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (formerly Amalgamated Holdings Limited) is a proud Australian company with over 100 years of operation and an amazing example of how one entrepreneurial company parlayed its passion for the silver screen and its expertise in exhibition into various areas of entertainment, hospitality and leisure.
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11 February 2016 — Mr Boydell takes the helm at the 246-room oceanfront hotel following the recent departure of former General Manager Matthew Hurley, who will become Area Manager for Rydges Hotels Queensland, as well as General Manager at the new Rydges Fortitude Valley in Brisbane that opens on 9 February, 2016.
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