Award winning GM joins Sofitel Queenstown

22 May, 2018 by
Hospitality Business

Jeremy Samuels.

Jeremy Samuels has joined the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa as General Manager bringing with him a wealth of experience in the hotel industry.

Since a young age, Jeremy has developed an avid interest in hospitality industry as both his parents travelled extensively with work. Having very fond memories of experiences in luxury hotels at the time – from the excitement of opening your room for the first time to the smell of freshly baked bread emanating from the hotel restaurant in the morning provided Jeremy with a clear career path.

Originally from Australia, Jeremy began his local and international career in hotel operations before moving into business development and revenue management. He has been with AccorHotels since 2012 as Director of Revenue at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, and then diversified his hotel experience with stints in management positions at Mercure Central, Sydney and recently as General Manager Ibis, Adelaide.

Samuels brings his award winning and multi-faceted experience to Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa.


For the ultimate in VIP stays, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa’s Penthouse No.10, offers infinite elegance and grandeur. A home-away-from-home for many movie stars, models and moguls visiting Queenstown, the Penthouse has sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu, two living areas and fireplaces, an eight-seat dining table, a private movie theatre, and over-sized patio with decadent six seater Jacuzzi.

Samuels says the Penthouse 10 is an opulent retreat combining the indulgent French influence and renowned Queenstown charm.

“There’s so much to offer local and international visitors in Queenstown. I am excited to bring to the Sofitel Queenstown my vision and passion of creating memorable experiences for guests that capture the excitement and romance of hospitality,” says Samuels.