Independent Collection by EVENT appoints new GMs for Adelaide properties

Andrea Donaghy is the GM at the newly branded Kennigo Hotel Brisbane.

On the back of continued growth, the Independent Collection by EVENT has appointed new general managers for properties recently added to the Group.

Sam Farrington will lead the teams across three South Terrace Adelaide properties while Andrea Donaghy will step into the general manager role at the newly branded Kennigo Hotel Brisbane.

Farrington has made the move to South Terrace from Rydges Pit Lane where she will play a critical role in the revitalisation of the three hotels in the Adelaide precinct.

Sam Farrington will lead the teams across three South Terrace Adelaide properties.

“I’m incredibly excited to be part of such a unique project,” she said. “This development will refresh and revitalise this area of the Adelaide CBD which is a key gateway location to some of South Australia’s most iconic regions.

“Come 2022 we will have three distinct product offers at South Terrace, including a new flagship property and food and beverage offering.

“Sitting under the EVENT Group umbrella, a locally owned and run business committed to community, my team and I will also focus on ways to utilise our hotel facilities and spaces to deliver South Terrace as a community hub which can welcome local activations, markets and events.”

Donaghy steps into her new role from Park Hotel Brisbane and brings with her a raft of experience including opening new and rebranded hotels including Rydges Newcastle, Atura Blacktown and Atura Adelaide Airport.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the property as we reopen to the public while also working on a vibrant new food and beverage offer, which will be revealed in the coming months and has been designed to appeal to travellers and locals alike,” Donaghy said.