Premier lakefront hotel, Crowne Plaza Queenstown has welcomed Catherine Bodnar to the position of Food and Beverage Services Manager.

Bodnar has returned to the resort town where she previously obtained a Diploma in Hospitality Management at Queenstown Resort College. After working in the food and beverage sector at three IHG New Zealand properties, InterContinental Wellington, Crowne Plaza Auckland and Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, Bodnar is keen to hit the ground running.

“Coming back to Queenstown is like coming home for me,” said Bodnar. “I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with my team to drive results and deliver exceptional guest experiences. It’s exciting to work in a location that’s on the map internationally for its wine products, food offerings and hospitality scene.”

Her new role sees her managing day-to-day food and beverage operations, banquets for the conference and incentive market, and overseeing a team of 20.