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Ovolo appoints Wayne Taranto as Director of Operations, Australia

December 15, 2020 Movers & Shakers 1 Comment

Ovolo Group Australia has announced the appointment of Wayne Taranto as its Director of Operations for Australia, based in Sydney, with Wayne to be responsible for all operations for Ovolo’s Australia hotels.

Wayne joins Ovolo with 26 years’ experience as a respected leader in the vibrant Australian hospitality industry, with his areas of expertise in the inception and execution of luxury brand operations and innovative culinary and beverage conceptual development and delivery, which Ovolo says will be extremely valuable as Ovolo expands in Australia, including with Ovolo South Yarra opening 2021.

Wayne is reported to have proven success in the strategic roll out of past brands, his ability to foster a thriving team environment with a focus on pride, consistency and attention to detail is welcome, cementing the growth and success of this award-winning collection, with Wayne saying, “With a diverse portfolio of venues, restaurants, bars, hotels, and entertainment precincts in multiple countries, I’m excited to bring my unique approach to guest experiences and service to Ovolo”, adding, The group shows no sign of slowing down and I’m confident that my passion for exemplary presentation, service and consistency, will keep us on the front foot”.

Wayne added, “Ovolo has been acknowledged in the industry as leaders, most recently receiving the accolade Hotel Brand of the Year at the 2019 and 2020 HM Awards and I’m thrilled to be part of a group where we can continue excelling in hotel excellence.”

Wayne has an extensive background in hospitality, honing his skills at event hospitality and entertainment managing various Rydges Hotels & Resorts’ on the east coast of Australia, furthering his culinary expertise as food and beverage director for the Australian Accor Hotels network, managing hotels in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct, Circular Quay and Sydney’s first five-star hotel, The Sofitel Wentworth.

More recently, Wayne was responsible for establishing Crown Group’s innovative hotel division, SKYE Hotel & Suites and managing d’Albora, Australia’s largest Marina Group as CEO, with Dave Baswal, COO Ovolo Group Australia saying, “To have a Rockstar like Wayne join Ovolo Australia during a period of expansion and change will help lift what is already an award-winning hotel group to the next level,” adding, “Alongside our current team Wayne will bring a new dimension and assist in ensuring Ovolo continues to deliver pride in doing things the right way and connecting with our guest emotionally through design, art, music and exceptional yet personal service.”

A report by John Alwyn-Jones

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December 17, 2020 3:36 pm

Let us see if Wayne Taranto can lift the image of OVOLO HOTELS within the Travel Agency circuit!
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