We are delighted to announce the appointment of Shaun Parson as General Manager at Crowne Plaza Adelaide from 4 January.

Shaun has recently returned to Australia after a 14-year tenure with the Marriott/Starwood group in the Middle East.  Initially joining the group in 2016 for his extensive Restaurant and Bar background, his desire to take on more saw him move quickly into a Hotel Manager role across the stunning Mina Seyahi Complex, which consists of two world-class 5-star beach resorts and marina complex.Working strategically, Shaun’s ability to marry efficiencies and hotel performance with guest satisfaction led him to his most recent role as Multi Property General Manager, overseeing 6 properties including the 5-star Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, Le Meridien Fairway, and pre-opening responsibilities for Aloft & Element Garhoud and Aloft & Element Al Raffa.Like so many others, the pandemic prompted Shaun to make his way home to Australia, where he turned his vast food and beverage knowledge into a successful drive-through coffee shop, capturing the takeaway market at a time when everyone needed coffee more than ever!Shaun is looking forward to relocating his family to Adelaide in the New Year and, being an avid AFL supporter, he is excited to land in Crows territory.  It is also rumored (by Shaun himself) that he will be passionately “testing” the food scene in Adelaide and immersing himself in all the delights the city has on offer.Please join us in congratulating Shaun in his new role.