Meeting Newz Septeber / October 2022

Some meeting venues, have better views than others... AUCKL AND] Stamford ballroom theatre Hotels. His main purpose at the hotel will be to drive MICE business and he brings with him a wealth of experience from all facets of hotels ranging from operations to sales and business development. The leadership team is backed by strong and experienced service delivery leaders. They are the true gems in the Stamford crown. Banquet manager, Ishan Thapa has been with the hotel for about 10 years leading the conference and events operations and leading by example for his team to follow. An experienced leader in his field, Thapa is adept at pre-empting service delivery risks to mitigate them before they happen. Kabuki duty manager, Julie Back runs one of the best Teppanyaki restaurants in New Zealand to an impeccable standard. She has been with the hotel for over seven years and under her leadership the restaurant team has grown from strength to strength. F&B duty manager, Meherzad Marfatia brings over five years of F&B service experience to the team. Marfatia is a returning teammember to Stamford Plaza Auckland and serving as a mentor to some of the newer teammembers. In the era of staff shortages, Stamford Plaza has retained and attracted talented, experienced and passionate team members. ABOUT STAMFORD PLAZA AUCKLAND In the heart of Auckland’s CBD, the fivestar hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the lively Commercial Bay, Viaduct Precinct, Spark Arena, Queen Street, Britomart and city theatres. Stamford Plaza Auckland offers 286 rooms and luxury suites to suit all travel needs. The hotel has two restaurants: KOA (all day dining) and Kabuki Teppanyaki (Japanese teppan style theatre and cooking). The Stamford Ballroom and different sized meeting rooms provide the flexibility to cater for meetings, conferences and social events. The Recreation Centre on Level 11 has a stateof-the-art gym, indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool spa and sauna. The hotel is Qualmark Silver, five-star rated property. meeting newz [sept oct] 2022 [37]