Crown Resorts has announced Simon McGrath will lead Crown Sydney’s operations.
Currently Accor Pacific CEO, McGrath has been named CEO of Crown Sydney and Crown Resorts Group Head of Hospitality.
McGrath is one of Australia’s most respected hoteliers, with his hospitality career spanning three decades including senior executive positions at Accor, Southern Pacific Hotels and Rydges Hotel Group.
At Accor Pacific, McGrath is responsible for over 397 hotels across the region and 18,000 employees.
In his new role, McGrath will be responsible for strategic oversight of all operations, marketing, branding and business development for the six-star resort, which includes a Crown Towers hotel with 349 guest rooms, luxury residences, retail outlets, pool, spa and conferencing facilities as well as an array of premium restaurants.
In addition to the role of CEO of Crown Sydney, McGrath will also take on the role of Crown Resorts Group Head of Hospitality. This role will see him play a strategic advisory and leadership role to enhance customer experience and ensure continuous innovation remains at the centre of the Group’s strategy across all three Crown Resorts properties.
“We are pleased to have attracted such a respected industry leader to Crown,” said Steve McCann, CEO and managing director of Crown Resorts.
“Simon’s international credentials means he brings to Crown Sydney an unparalleled understanding of the operation of luxury hotels and global hospitality businesses.
“While it’s been incredible to see Sydneysiders embrace Crown Sydney over the last year, it’s now time for the world to experience it, and for us to use this great asset to help market ourselves as a prime destination in a very competitive market.
“This resort was built to compete with the best in the world and set a new benchmark for luxury experience and service. Under Simon’s stewardship we look forward to seeing Crown Sydney exceed its potential.”
McGrath will begin his new role in February 2022.