Hospitality Business Magazine

New management duo for Mi-pad Queenstown

Mi-pad Hotel Queenstown has welcomed two new additions to its management team .
Carl Amos has been appointed as General Manager and Toby Welford has been appointed as Operations Manager.

Joining the hotel from Hospitality New Zealand where he held the position of Marketing, Communications & Events Manager, Carl Amos brings a wealth of knowledge and has developed many longlasting relationships in the hospitality industry. Prior to this role, Carl was based in Wellington at Tourism Industry Aotearoa, leading the partnerships area, which is the commercial component for the delivery of TIA’s annual key tourism events.

Prior to returning to New Zealand, Carl was based in Fiji and Samoa with Director of Sales & Marketing roles at Six Senses Fiji; Marketing Services Manager at South Sea Cruises Fiji, and Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing with Starwood Hotels & Resorts
in Samoa.

Beginning his tourism career with Air New Zealand, Carl says that traveling helps him relax, revitalise and at the same time has given him the to chance to explore many destinations with his favourite destinations being Croatia and Malaysia.

“Many Kiwis I speak to are yet to discover this hidden jewel called Mi-pad Queenstown. I love telling everyone about our rooftop terrace, a true Queenstown destination in its own right, and our digital story with our MIA App,” says Carl. “I am excited to join the crew at Mi-pad Queenstown and look forward to welcoming many more Kiwis.”

Toby Welford has been appointed Operations Manager, Mi-pad Hotel Queenstown.
Toby will be based on-site and brings a strong background with hotel operational roles both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Toby Welford.

Toby returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom in 2020, joining Mi-pad Queenstown in September. A Te Anau local, and graduate of Queenstown Resort College, Toby has worked across many of the hotel front-of-house disciplines and was Assistant Manager at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside in Queenstown before departing for the United Kingdom.

While in the UK, Toby gained additional front office experience with independent
properties such as Home House in London and Kilworth House Hotel in Leicestershire before taking a break from the hospitality industry to undertake personal travel around the United Kingdom and Europe. Toby returned to New Zealand in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across Europe.
“Bringing my operational knowledge from a variety of properties in New Zealand and the UK, I see Mi-pad Queenstown perfectly placed as a blueprint for the future of accommodation hospitality in New Zealand,” says Welford.