Jennifer Warn has been promoted to general manager sales and distribution at Ascott Australia across its brands Citadines, lyf, Oakwood and Quest Apartment Hotels.
Jennifer joined Quest Apartment Hotels in 2018 as director of sales before being promoted to group head of corporate sales in 2021.
“Jennifer is a natural leader and consistently strong performer who possesses an intimate understanding of the markets we operate in, our valued clients, our brands and most importantly our values as a people focused organisation,” said David Mansfield, managing director at Ascott Australia.
“Having led and grown key corporate accounts and inspired record-breaking sales excellence in our teams through the accommodation industry’s most challenging time, all without a playbook to follow, our decision to elevate Jennifer was a simple one.”
Warn said she is looking forward to her new role.
“It’s a pleasure to be stepping into a new role at Ascott Australia, particularly given the recent progress we’ve made towards enshrining additional gender equality policies in our workplace,” she said.
“What we’ve put in place represents tangible progress for both Ascott and our industry.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved through the pandemic in terms of keeping the bulk of our sales team employed and our properties open, which was so important for our relationships with our key supplier partners.
“Our biggest challenge is still ahead of us. We can’t make assumptions and need to continue to ensure we lead the industry in our knowledge of the market given the impending economic changes we know are coming within the next six months. Conditions across industries are now changing weekly, which makes our trusting relationships with key industry partners crucial so we can work together to meet their changing needs.”