Appointment21 May 2019
Appointed director of F&B
At Quay Perth, Australia
The soon-to-open Quay Perth hotel, on the vibrant Elizabeth Quay, is already firing things up in the kitchen with the appointment of director of F&B, Derek Walsh.
Walsh began his career at a local pub in his native Ireland. After running two different restaurants and bars there, he relocated to Australia in 2012 for a job with Novotel Perth Langley where he worked his way up from a restaurant & bar attendant to food & beverage manager, managing a team of 65 staff. He held the position for two years before moving to Quay Perth.
Recent Appointments at Louis T Collection
5 February 2020 — In this new role, Cuypers will focus on expanding sustainability initiatives at the restaurants and bars at Louis T Collection's properties in Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia.
Examples of the group's next steps include forbidding suppliers to deliver produce in single-use plastics, reducing overall food wastage by coming up with creative solutions to use food that may otherwise be disposed of, and implementing procedures for energy and water savings in the kitchens.
8 January 2020 — Shane Lee is stepping into her second senior management role as she joins Louis T Collection to lead the hospitality and building solution group's first Taiwan property.Shane joins the team this month in preparation for the March opening of CESVI, a 28 room boutique hotel made entirely of shipping containers in Taiwan's thriving port city of Kaohsiung.
4 October 2019 — One of Western Australia's newest boutique hotels, Quay Perth, has a new general manager. Tony Keane joins the hotel's management company, Louis T Collection, this month. He steps into the role with an eye on developing the brand's profile and leading the group's first Australian property.