Darwin Convention Centre names new GM

Peter Savoff has has been appointed the new general manager of the Darwin Convention Centre.

He will fill the role following the recent promotion of previous GM Janet Hamilton to manage the Cairns Convention Centre.

Geoff Donaghy, AEG Ogden’s Group Director for Convention Centres, said Savoff’s proven record in a number of areas within the hotel business over more than 25 years made him the ideal fit for the Darwin Convention Centre.

Savoff is relocating from Brisbane, where he has previously managed the Emporium Hotel since opening in 2007.

Other roles include marketing director for the InterContinental Hotels Group for Queensland, Northern Territory, and Papua New Guinea and general manager of IHG Hotels in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Cairns.

“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,” said Savoff.

“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.”