Crowne Plaza Queenstown's new sales and marketing manager
Kylie Walker (left) with new meetings director Lisa
Ellerton. Photo supplied.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown appointed Kylie Walker and Lisa
Ellerton to two key sales and marketing positions last week.
Ms Walker was announced as the hotel's sales and marketing
manager. She has more than 20 years' experience in the sales,
marketing and tourism industries and joins the company from
Air New Zealand Holidays where she was the Queenstown
Previously, she was national tourism marketing and
distribution company Tourism Exchange's regional development
manager and also spent seven years at Millbrook Resort as
international sales manager and in a range of senior
Ms Walker said Crowne Plaza Queenstown was an ''iconic
property'' and she considered herself fortunate to be joining
''a fabulous team which is committed to its success''.
Ms Ellerton has been promoted to the role of Crowne meetings
director as part of the hotel's commitment to supporting
staff to ''move through the ranks''.
In 1997, Ms Ellerton started her tourism career with Swallow
International Hotel Group in the United Kingdom and joined
the Crowne Plaza Queenstown 10 years later as a food and
She worked her way up to restaurant supervisor before moving
into the banquets team.
As the hotel's key contact for the Meetings, Incentive,
Conference and Events (Mice) market, Ms Ellerton said she was
looking forward to the new challenge and working alongside Ms
Walker to drive conference business and enhance the meetings
product at the hotel.