Judy Chen Wins Senior Hotel Executive of the Year at the Prestigious New Zealand Hotel Awards, 2017

Congratulations to Hotel Grand Chancellor’s Judy Chen, Director of Sales & Marketing for Wellington and Auckland, and Senior Hotel Executive of Year for 2017. Attended by over 320 hotel professionals in Auckland last night, the New Zealand Hotel Awards celebrate the best in the industry. Judy acknowledged winning the esteemed award as a ‘career highlight’. She thanked the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor General Manager, Steve Martin, her New Zealand Sales team and the hotel industry in her acceptance speech.

Judy Chen has been with the Hotel Grand Chancellor Group for the past 12 years and her diverse portfolio, passion and enthusiasm have enabled her to greatly contribute to many aspects of the wider sector. Judy was a founding committee member of the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand and sits as an advisor on Victoria University’s Tourism Group. After completing her Masters of Tourism Management at Victoria University of Wellington, Judy began her career with Tourism New Zealand. Her achievements within the hotel business over her career have been outstanding and she is committed to positively influence the next generation of young tourism and hospitality hopefuls to reach their fullest potential. 

The hotel would also like to recognise the achievement of Naomi Oh, Food and Beverage Supervisor, for being one of three finalists in the Food and Beverage Employee of the Year category. Naomi works at Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar, located on level 17 of the hotel, and is a promising emerging leader in the hospitality sector.

The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is located in the heart of Wellington City, conveniently situated between the leading retail district of Lambton Quay and the business hub of The Terrace. The hotel features 268 accommodation rooms, two restaurants and bars, Infuse Day Spa, an exclusive 26th floor Club Lounge and a complimentary in-house gymnasium. Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City is located opposite the viaduct harbour, featuring studio, suites and apartment style accommodation. An onsight gym, indoor swimming pool and sauna completes the guest experience.

Media Contact details: 
Jessica Taylor – Marketing & Communications Executive
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor - 147 The Terrace Wellington 6011 - New Zealand
DDI: 021 190 7368
E: marketing@jamescookhotel.co.nz
Judy Chen Wins Senior Hotel Executive of the Year at the Prestigious New Zealand Hotel Awards, 2017