Heritage Hotel Management has appointed Kevin Kluts as the new general manager of Heritage Queenstown.
Kluts has recently returned from Canada where he worked for 20 years. He was most recently the regional operations general manager of Holloway Lodging Canada, overseeing 36 hotels, for two years.
Prior to that he was with Royal Host for eight years in a variety of roles encompassing sales and marketing, plus, hotel operations including a $6.2 million refurbishment of Royal Host’s 267 room Chimo Hotel in Ottawa.
He began his hotel career in New Zealand where he was general manager of three hotels in Te Anau and Christchurch.
He was later the director of international sales for CDL for three years and his last New Zealand role before leaving for Canada was director of sales and marketing at the five-star Carlton Hotel Auckland.
“It’s a great opportunity to be back in New Zealand and work for such a well-respected hotel group. Heritage Queenstown to me is the jewel in the crown,” he said.
“The hotel has strong appeal for both leisure and MICE markets. I am particularly looking forward to applying my international MICE experience to further develop our client base for our award-winning Icon conference venue.”