Alannah Tamariki has been appointed the Executive Manager of The Langlands, ILT’s new inner-city hotel.
She will take over the reins from Bryan Townley later this month as he departs overseas for the next phase of his life, with his wife Bronwyn.
Alannah is excited to take on the new role and for the chance to work with the talented team.
“The Langland’s has really shown that ILT is not afraid to try something new and I’m privileged to take on the opportunity of driving it forward,” said Tamariki.
“Bryan, Paulette and the team have done an amazing job of getting The Langlands up and running. I’m looking forward to continuing that great work and establishing the hotel as a key player in the industry,” she said.
Alannah has extensive hotel operation knowledge, particularly through her current role as Assistant Manager at the Ascot Park Hotel. She has a long history with ILT, joining the organisation in 2001 after completing her tertiary studies.
She has held a variety of roles and managerial positions within the tourism and hospitality sector, both in New Zealand and across the globe including Ireland, Melbourne and Queensland.
ILT’s Chief Executive, Chris Ramsay said there was strong interest in the role with a number of high-profile national hotel managers putting their names forward.
“Alannah really stood out during the recruitment process, particularly with her extensive food and beverage knowledge. This skillset will prove fundamental to successfully manage The Langlands, which is a complex operation with five eateries and bars,” he said.
“Alannah has a strong track record with ILT, and this appointment is a testament to her ability and the future potential we see in her.”
“We know there is still plenty of opportunity for this business to grow and we are confident that Alannah can drive it forward. She will bring her own energy and enthusiasm to the role, and we’re looking forward to her putting her mark on it,” said Ramsay.
Raised on a dairy farm in Southland, Alannah knows the importance of a strong work ethic. Her work experience both in and outside of the hospitality industry has strengthened her determination to succeed.
“I’m delighted to carry on the legacy that Bryan has started and show that another fellow Southlander can work their way through the ranks of ILT to achieve success,” said Tamariki.