There's nothing better than a good yarn, especially if it inspires you to think differently about your business.
We've all experienced a lock down and restrictions that no businesses have had to cope with in living memory. So given the the positively evolving environment thanks to highly successful vaccination rates, we thought it's about time we caught up over a coffee, face-to-face!
We've invited our host, Paul Brasch, General Manager of The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, to provide us with some inspiration.
Paul's team have seen the worst of it over the period of the pandemic and then a lockdown. His business went from 86% occupancy to 2% and from over 38 staff to 2. So how do you cope and lay the foundations for springing back among your team?
Rather than throw up the hands in despair Paul expanded his thinking - trying new techniques to keep his team together, getting some expert training onboard (through a Chamber introduction) to get them thinking differently and to be ready to start welcoming hotel and dining guests back.
His efforts are inspirational. So we've asked him to share them. Over a coffee.
Paul Brasch, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Paul lives and breathes the hospitality industry having worked for The Mantra Group, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt & Sheraton prior to coming to The NSW Masonic Club & Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in 2015 - a beautiful Heritage property opened in 1927 and hosting 83 rooms, The Reagh Bar, Castlereagh Lounge and the very impressive Cello's Restaurant.
The Morning's Format:
Meet, grab a coffee or tea
Introductions, reacquaintances and informal networking & close or keep chatting.
Members and Non-Members are welcome to participate in our events and programs.
You don't have to be a CBD Sydney Chamber member to participate. Invite a friend or colleague and expand the conversation and network.
However, a strong Chamber, needs strong Membership. So if you are not yet a Member join online and start to access the benefits of Membership which include:
- Increasing your visibility through inclusion on the Member Directory
- Connecting you through networking and other events
- Providing access to business legal and HR services to support your business
- Access to accredited training and skills education at no cost through BSI Learning
- Access to the Members-only digital marketplace
- Bi-monthly complimentary printed BiziNet Magazine through BiziNet Media
This will be a COVID Safe event
This function will be structured as a Covid-Safe event based on the prevailing restrictions and public health directives.
You will be asked to confirm that you are double vaccinated to attend.
Numbers will be limited. Once we reach in-person capacity, we will no longer be able to accept further registrations.
You will be asked to sign in to the event using the Service NSW Covid Safe Check-In
Supported by The City of Sydney
Sponsor Members of the CBD Sydney Chamber