Joleen Hurst to lead opening of new MGallery hotel in Sydney

Joleen Hurst is general manager at The Porter House Hotel Sydney – MGallery.

Accor has appointed Joleen Hurst as general manager at The Porter House Hotel Sydney – MGallery.

Set to open its doors in Spring, the multi-million luxury hotel occupies the first 10 floors of a 36-storey mixed-use tower within the re-imagined Porter House precinct.

Some 131 residential apartments (with their own private entry via Bathurst Street) sit above the new signature MGallery hotel, while a multi-level dining and bar destination has been created within the restored 1870s heritage-listed building itself.

“Joleen is a highly regarded senior leader at Accor,” said Sarah Derry, CEO of Accor Pacific.

“We know she will bring the experience, knowledge and commitment required to bring this extraordinary project to life.”

Hurst has extensive leadership and industry experience, having spent the past 20 years with Accor in a variety of general manager positions and is a past-recipient of the NSW Premier’s Award for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’.

“I am so excited to be part of this journey and introduce guests to an exciting and elegant new era for the iconic Porter House,” she said.

“The redeveloped Porter House plays with the concept of intriguing contrasts and by placing two extraordinary buildings together, we have created something remarkably original. I can’t wait to take local, interstate and international guests on this fascinating journey of discovery with me.”