Phillipa Gimillaro, director of talent and culture with new recruit Maree Welgus Phillipa Gimillaro, director of talent and culture with new recruit Maree Welgus

Sudima Christchurch City's captain

With development in full swing, Sudima Christchurch City now has a new hotel manager to lead the charge – Maree Welgus.

Welgus is currently executive assistant manager for Sudima Lake Rotorua, and is an experienced industry professional.

She has worked on several developments throughout her career, and is looking forward to managing the Sudima Christchurch City development from the driver’s seat.

The new luxury hotel is due to open in early 2019 and will be home to 86 self-contained rooms including six suites and two penthouses.

The hotel complex will feature fully accessible rooms, an on-site restaurant, day spa, and adjoining corporate offices.

Welgus will make the move from Rotorua to Christchurch in September and commence her new role from 1 October 2018.