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CEO of Majestic Hotels and Chairman of the Tourism Industry Council of SA, Eoin Loftus, is eminently qualified to advise on the delivery of ICHM’s qualifications.
Eoin (Owen) Loftus has been appointed to ICHM’s Academic Board, replacing Sally Neville who has taken up a position as advisor on tourism to the Premier of South Australia.
Eoin has more than 27 years’ experience in the South Australian tourism industry. He is CEO of the Culshaw Group of Companies, incorporating South Australian-owned and operated Majestic Hotels and numerous commercial property investments.
Within the Majestic Hotels portfolio are: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in Adelaide, Majestic Old Lion and Tynte Street Apartments and Majestic Minima Hotel in North Adelaide, and Majestic Oasis Apartments in Port Augusta. Due to open late 2020, M Suites - a new 91 serviced - apartment property also in North Adelaide - on the former Channel 9 site on Tynte Street - will join the portfolio.
Further, Eoin is Chairman of the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia, the peak tourism association for the state, which contributes to achieving the full economic potential that tourism can offer. He has served on this Board for the past six years.
Initially he undertook the Certificate in Hospitality at Regency TAFE. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of South Australia, and is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Eoin says that he especially looks forward to working together with the ICHM Academic Board to deliver a curriculum most relevant to industry needs.
‘There is no doubt this is a time of unprecedented challenge for our industry, and I look to benefit ICHM through my track record in the planning, designing, establishing and successfully operating both new and established hotel accommodation businesses’, he says.