PRESS RELEASE: Sofitel Wellington
Melissa Shaw has joined Sofitel Wellington as General Manager, bringing decades of experience in the luxury accommodation industry.
Originally from Australia, Melissa’s hotel career spans 20 years, including major international stints in China and Thailand over the years.
Melissa’s illustrious journey with Sofitel, began at Sofitel Brisbane Central in 2005, leading to a series of high-level management positions at Sofitel Werribee Park Mansion Hotel & Spa, Melbourne, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland and Vie Hotel Bangkok MGallery by Sofitel in Thailand.
Melissa says she looks forward to bringing her international experience to Sofitel Wellington and providing a boutique and bespoke guest experience.
“Wellington has so much to offer to both domestic and international travellers and at Sofitel Wellington, we are very much about manifesting the Coolest Little Capital’s idyllic yet dynamic characteristics through our guest experience program.
“Through my years in the industry and travelling the world, it has become increasingly apparent that while safety, convenience and premium hospitality is crucial for guest satisfaction, it’s capturing their imagination in each stay and creating memorable moments that really resonates,” says Shaw.
Melissa’s extensive hotel management experience in the luxury accommodation sector has not only crafted but cemented her strong leadership vision and expertise.
Armed with substantial knowledge in sales and marketing, broad luxury hotel management experience and a passion for true excellence, Melissa has established herself as an innovative, strategic, driven and accomplished leader.
“I am thrilled to be leading Sofitel Wellington and the team and look forward to welcoming guests to the hotel”.