IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced senior appointments for the opening of voco Melbourne Central.
Leading the team is general manager Erik Stuebe. He joined voco Melbourne Central in September 2021 after almost six years as GM of InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto.
Also joining the new hotel from InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto are Christine Bridge (director of sales & marketing), Celeste Clarke, Jackie Liu, Ian Lee and most recently, front of house manager Hobin Lee.
Ian Lee will lead the kitchen at the hotel’s restaurant, Blacksmith Brasserie. Lee has acquired numerous accolades over the years, including winning the World Culinary Competition, the Black Box Culinary Competition Gold Medal and Potential of People Award.
“It’s the coming together of a dream team with years of experience in all facets of hotel operations,” Stuebe said.
“With the finishing touches on voco Melbourne Central currently being completed, we’re incredibly proud of this truly original hotel in the heart of Melbourne. Our personnel will deliver refreshing hospitality for all our guests, and many of our team members have already worked together in previous roles.”