Subject to necessary approvals, McGrath is expected to commence the role on 1 February 2022, reporting directly to Crown CEO and Managing Director Steve McCann.
McGrath previously held the title of CEO of Accor Pacific, where he was responsible for over 397 hotels, over 62,000 guest rooms, and 18,000 employees. He has been involved in the tourism and hospitality sector for three decades, including in Malaysia, Thailand and throughout the Pacific region.
McGrath has also held senior executive positions in other hotel groups, including Southern Pacific Hotels and Rydges Hotel Groups.
“We are very excited to welcome Simon to the executive team at Crown, to lead our newest Australian resort in Sydney and oversee our hospitality offer,” said Crown CEO Steve McCann. “Simon is a highly regarded executive who will bring to Crown his wealth of experience in the operation of luxury hotels and global hospitality businesses.
“With Simon’s stewardship, we are confident that Crown Sydney will set the standard of excellence for all of our customers and guests.”
Located on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, Crown Sydney is the state’s first six-star hotel.