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 February 11, 2014
Swissotel Sydney Appoints New General Manager

 With more than 17 years of hospitality experience in luxury international properties, Christian Hirt has been appointed to the role of General Manager of the 5 star Swissotel Sydney.

Starting his career as a hotel specialist in Germany, Christian has worked on 3 different continents including North America, Europe and now Australia.

Not new to Swissotel Hotels and Resorts, Christian Hirt was the Director of Operations at Swissotel the Bosphorus, Istanbul, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, since 2010 prior to his appointment in Sydney. In Istanbul, Christian Hirt was responsible for 10 Food & Beverage outlets, 30 meeting rooms with a capacity for over 2,500 guests, 497 rooms and suites, 63 residences and a 5000 sqm spa and wellness area which is a member of Leading Spas of the World.

Prior to joining Swissotel Hotels and Resorts, Christian worked within the Le Meridian and Kempinski hotel group, including the prestigious Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin. Within Kempinksi hotels he started off as a Banquet Event Sales Manager in Germany and worked his way up to the position of Executive Assistant Manager in St Petersburg, Russia.

Christian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from the Hotel Management Academy in Germany and furthered his education by completed a MBA at Reims Management School in France.

A dedicated professional with a penchant for professionalism, service quality and an attention to detail, Christian brings extensive overall hotel experience as well as a hands on approach to overseeing the strategic direction of this Sydney hotel.

Commenting on his recent appointment, Christian stated "I am delighted to join this effervescent hotel located in the heart of Sydney. Together with the team, I look forward to providing an exceptional guest experience to our local and international guests."

Swissotel Sydney

Swissôtel Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, overlooking the historic Queen Victoria Building. Discover the re-introduction of the classic hotel bar or enjoy an elegant dinner in Just pure bistro. With a passion for perfection, Swissotel Sydney is your home away from home.

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