Mark Hodge takes on GM role at The Star Gold Coast’s upcoming hotel development

The Star Gold Coast has appointed Mark Hodge as its new general manager for hotels and residences at its $400 million hotel and apartment tower at Broadbeach which is set to open in less than a year.

Hodge is currently a Board Member and Director of Destination Gold Coast and the Chairman of the Accommodation Association of Australia’s Queensland State Advisory Board. He also comes with three decades of industry experience, including the last 15 years with Mantra Group and Accor Hospitality.

“The Star Gold Coast has undergone a stunning makeover and still has an incredible pipeline of tourism and hospitality infrastructure coming, and at a size and quality that we have seen globally in places like Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, but never before on the Gold Coast,” Hodge said.

In his new role Hodge will oversee The Star Gold Coast’s existing hotels – The Star Grand and The Darling – as well as establishing the operations model for the property’s new short stay apartment pool.

“I’m really pleased to welcome Mark to The Star team as part of the next step in our exciting growth strategy,” said The Star Gold Coast COO Jessica Mellor.

“In addition to managing The Star Grand and The Darling, Mark will lead us through the introduction and management of apartment accommodation on the island for the first time through our two new hotel and apartment towers currently underway.

“Mark will also manage the integration of our new third-party hotel brands including the first Dorsett hotel in Australia, which is an international brand originating from Hong Kong.”