Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific appoints Ben Hislop as DSM

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific has appointed of Ben Hislop as director of sales & marketing.

Hislop’s return to his native Central Coast follows more than a decade of work for parent company IHG Hotels & Resorts across a number of Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Australia. Most recently, Hislop opened the brand-new Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour as director of sales & marketing.

“Terrigal is one of the most iconic beachside villages on the Central Coast with an overwhelming sense of community,” he said.

“It’s a privilege to be back and reconnecting with the community during a time we are celebrating and rediscovering unique destinations like this around Australia.”

Hislop’s appointment comes in the wake of a $3 million refurbishment of all conference and event facilities in September 2019 and a $4 million refurbishment of the ground floor beachfront venue, Terrigal Beach House, completed in January 2021.

“The Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific is now primed and ready for the return of business events,” said Hislop.

“Make Architects have done a terrific job with the renovation of Crown Plaza Terrigal Pacific’s conference and events facilities, bringing to life a contemporary art deco design to accentuate the grand arched windows and flood the arrival and break-out spaces with natural light.

“The ballroom can host up to 450 people, with state-of-the-art audio-visual upgrades introduced in partnership with Encore Event Technologies that allow for seamless hybrid event integration.”