W Sydney welcomes three new faces to its management team

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W Sydney are getting ready to open with the appointment of Christopher Stedman - Director of Rooms, Richard Millar - Director of Culinary and Judd Rabbidge - Hotel Manager. Photo by Dylan Coker/The Photo Pitch

W Sydney has appointed three industry leaders to its management team, ahead of the property’s opening in October 2023.

Culinary director Richard Millar, director of rooms Christopher Stedman and hotel manager Judd Rabbidge join W Sydney’s general manager Craig Seaward and director of sales and marketing Roxanne Markovina to spearhead the hotel’s launch and operations.

Seaward said the three new appointments were “all leaders in their respective fields with extensive luxury and lifestyle hotel backgrounds”.

“Talent are the key to delivering the W brand experience, and we’ve assembled some of the country’s most passionate talent to power the opening and ongoing operation of W Sydney,” he said.

“They will be working collectively to ensure W Sydney delivers exceptional experiences for our hotel guests and visitors”.

Millar’s previous roles included director of cuisine at W Bali-Seminyak and pre-opening director of culinary at W Kuala Lumpur, as well as executive chef of The Datai Langkawi and InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.

Stedman has worked as general manager of the Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang Resort, Vietnam and director of rooms for The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur.

Rabbidge was previously director of sales & marketing for W Bali and director of sales for One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.

“I speak on behalf of my colleagues when I say that working within the W Sydney team is a dream come true,” said Rabbidge.

“The opportunity to open the largest W hotel in the world, in one of the best global cities, comes along once in a lifetime. W Sydney will be a magnet for talent and it’s exciting to be a part of the changing 5-star hotel landscape in Sydney.”