Meet The Team
Meet the Team
Behind every outstanding hotel are the people who make your stay an experience. At Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, our people are passionate hoteliers.
Here at Novotel New Plymouth Hobson our mission is “To provide an exceptional guest experience – every guest, every time”. The purpose that underpins the mission is “To create an exceptional 4.5 star internationally branded hotel in New Plymouth, which will be the premier destination in Taranaki, providing service like no other. The team who drive this mission and purpose are our management team.
Business Support Manager
Born and raised in South Africa, Mariska immigrated to New Zealand in 2015 and has lived in Taranaki ever since. With over 15 years’ hospitality experience gained from various roles and a passion for the industry and its people, Mariska is here to support our HOD’s and take care of all things Human Resources related.
Executive Chef Renae has a 14 year background in the Hotel and restaurant industry. Chef hosted many corporate functions for the Prime minister, Governor General, Chief of civil Defence and many more. Renae was Chef de cuisine for Russel Mc Veagh Law firm and later went on to be Executive Chef of NZ Defence HQ.
Food & Beverage Manager
Giving an exceptional experience to guests in our restaurant Governors Eatery + Bar is very important to Jenna who is responsible for all things food & beverage including the restaurant, piano bar and functions. Let Jenna and her team look after you when dining with us.
Sales, Revenue & Marketing Manager
Luke looks after everything sales and marketing, from conferences and events, to group bookings for rooms, restaurant and bar. Luke is originally from Nelson and after studying hotel management and doing some travel, he has decided to call Taranaki home.
Front Office Manager
Looking after the Front Office department of Novotel Hobson, Allie and her team will provide a great guest experience and make you feel truly welcome. If you’re here to stay Allie is your first point of contact. Allie and her team will be sure to look after you and let this be your home away from home.
Keeping a hotel immaculately clean is no easy feat but for Shirley it’s like a walk in the park. With over 25 years experience in managing hotel housekeeping teams, Shirley and her team ensure the hotel is bright and shiny for all our guests.