Hospitality Business Magazine

New GM appointments for Rydges hotels

Rydges Hotels and Resorts Ltd has appointed Mason Hannan to the role of General Manager, Atura Wellington hotel, replacing Craig Wood who has joined the Rydges Latimer Christchurch, as General Manager.

Craig heads south after two years at Atura Wellington, taking a wealth of experience with him, having worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. He brings an extensive background in Food and Beverage to the role, skills that will be an asset at the Rydges’ Bloody Mary’s Restaurant.

With a proven track record of running successful hospitality operations in Melbourne, Fiji, Christchurch and Wellington, Craig is looking forward to heading Rydges Latimer Christchurch.

“I’m incredibly excited to be stepping into the GM role at Rydges Latimer. I was born and bred in Christchurch and started my hotel career in the city, so this new challenge feels like it has come full circle.”

Mason Hannan is new to the EVT family and joins Atura Wellington after nine years in the hotel industry.

Mason began his career as part of the Dragonfly Restaurant and Bars pre-opening team before making the move to hotels.

Mason has worked across the country in Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland and is excited to take up the GM helm at Atura Wellington.

“I love the ever-changing nature of the hotel industry, which allows me to continuously find ways to progress and develop. I am looking forward to working with the talented Atura team who deliver a fantastic accommodation and F&B offering to the Thorndon area.”