Vista Hospitality Group makes key executive appointments

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Jordan Rodgers has been appointed Regional General Manager.

Vista Hospitality Group has made two new executive appointments with Jordan Rodgers as regional general manager and Stuart Nielsen as head of growth & development.

Both are new roles for Vista, a joint venture between Pro-invest Group and Next Story Group launched 12 months ago to bring a new approach to hotel management by pioneering third party and white label management in Australasia.

Rodgers will oversee the operations and performance of Vista’s current mid-market to luxury hotel portfolio including Next Melbourne, Ink Melbourne, voco Brisbane, Hotel Indigo Brisbane and The Sebel Canberra along with the collection of Sage and Country Comfort properties around Australia.

Rodgers previously had leadership roles for Crystalbrook Collection, Thredbo Apline Resort, IHG and Rydges.

“I’m looking forward to working with our 15 hotels to bring the different brands to life through our talented people and elevate our ESG positioning,” he said.

Nielsen brings thirty years experience in the hotel sector across operations, openings and rebrandings for Accor, IHG, TFE Hotels and Condé Nast International.

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Stuart Nielsen has been appointed Head of Growth & Development.

“Vista’s multi-dimensional approach is redefining how owners can operate their hotels and I’m particularly looking forward to bringing the impressive bench strength from Vista and Pro-invest Group to hotel conversions, repositionings and third party management,” said Nielsen.

Patrick Imbardelli, Vista Hospitality Group’s director, said the appointments signal a confidence in the Vista’s offering to the market.

“Firstly Jordan’s wealth of experience will unify our current hotel portfolio and take our established operational resources and expertise to the next level for our guests, our people and our owners,” said Imbardelli.

“And secondly, Stuart’s expertise means Vista’s distinct capability to manage any and every stage of a hotel’s lifecycle is tailored to owners and investors from a place of deep industry insight.

“While Vista has signings for new hotel builds on the horizon, we see our real opportunity for growth in third party management of existing assets to help owners realise their hotel’s potential. It’s an offering we’re excited to be establishing in Australia under Stuart’s leadership.”