Sudima has made new key appointments and major promotions at its hotels.
Firstly, at Sudima Christchurch Airport, the group’s flagship hotel, Ana Vivas has been appointed hotel manager. Starting in late October, she joins Sudima having worked previously as general manager at the Willis Hotel in Wellington. Vivas also worked in Christchurch in 2014, where she worked as general manager of Heritage Christchurch.
Internally, Fui Ching has been promoted to the newly established role of regional finance and business support manager. Ching previously worked as the executive assistant manager at Sudima Christchurch Airport and has been promoted thanks to her extensive financial and operational knowledge.
Hemal Chetla has been promoted from rooms division manager at Sudima Lake Rotorua to executive assistant manager for the new upmarket hotel, Sudima Christchurch City, beginning January 2019.
Ifti Hussain is moving back to Auckland from Christchurch to fill the role of hotel manager at Sudima Auckland Airport. Hussain had worked at Sudima Auckland Airport in 2011 as front desk manager for a year, and for just short of the last five years he worked as hotel manager at Sudima Christchurch Airport.
Finally, Abbiee Brunton has been appointed as front office manager at Sudima Lake Rotorua. Previously Brunton had worked the equivalent role at Sudima Hamilton and is now looking forward to supporting an even larger front office team.
“This year was a big one for the group, and 2019 is set to be even more demanding and growth-orientated as we progress our developments in Kaikoura and the CBDs of Auckland and Christchurch,” said Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala, CEO and founder, Sudima Hotels.
“Excellent hospitality is driven by great teams and we are thrilled to welcome Ana and promote Fui, Hemal and Abbiee, all of whom reflect Sudima Hotels’ commitment to excellence in their skills and work ethics.”