Leighton will oversee a team of 115 associates and all operations of the property including sales and marketing, reservations and guest services, revenue, engineering, operations, food and beverage across two restaurants and bars, and business event programming across 195sqm of event space.
“We look forward to Jai’s success in his new role as general manager at Four Points by Sheraton Auckland and are confident that his previous experience at Marriott International will make him a strong asset to the team,” said Sean Hunt, Marriott International’s local boss.
“Jai’s expertise on the New Zealand market through his work in launching our flagship brand into the country will bring valuable perspective to his role at Four Points by Sheraton, and his demonstrated leadership skills will see him thrive in this new role”.
Leighton said he was excited to join the Four Points by Sheraton Auckland team.
“There is a lot of opportunity to elevate the property, particularly as the Auckland market continues expanding and welcoming more travellers to the destination,” he said.