SkyCity Announces Dedicated Hotel Group

New Zealand’s SkyCity has been going all out on the service and offerings expansion front and the Auckland-headquartered company has for some months now been investigating new ways of creating additional income streams. It all recently came to fruition when the company announced its plans to launch a dedicated hotel and accommodation management leg to its existing company operations. A dedicated hotel management company would form part of SkyCity’s non-gambling operations.

SkyCity at present manages all of its accommodation and other business endeavours from its Auckland-based headquarters, being its Horizon Hotel, as well as from its Adelaide Casino. The new soon-to-be-established unit will according to the recent announcement, take over the management of all non-gambling avenues of business.

Supporting The Expansion Strategy

The new non-gambling management division will be known as Group GV Hotels and will be driven by newly appointed Managing Director Collin McClean. Caroline Ah Chong-Douglas has been will be appointed in the role of Director of Sales and Marketing of the new division of business. Brad Brunett will be the man in overall charge of Group GV Hotels.

Brunett commented on the motivation behind the decision to establish a separate non-gambling leg of business and said that its all part of SkyCity’s strategy of creating expanded business income streams. He said that the management structure will ensure that those expansion strategies are duly achieved. Burnett furthermore hinted at more diverse projects to be launched in coming months.

Not Always Smooth Sailing

SkyCity really has been ramping it up on the new business front and earlier on during August of this year made casino news headlines when it launched its very first online casino. is Malta-based and managed by Malta’s Gaming Innovation Group. The online casino site is owned and managed by SkyCity’s SkyCity Entertainment Group.

SkyCity has had to navigate its fair share of employee-related problems too. Employees working at its Auckland-based casino have been striking on and off in an attempt to elicit better pay and working conditions. Workers have taken issue with especially night and weekend pay rates and are demanding to be paid more for working these particular shifts. Unite Union has in the meantime confirmed that no real progress has been made with regards to negotiation talks between the workers and the operator.