Lovelynn Clark Named General Manager for the Louis T Collection Hotel in Perth, Australia

Elizabeth Quay. Photo credit: Gordon Bell/
Lovelynn Clark Named General Manager for the Louis T Collection Hotel in Perth, Australia

As Louis T Collection continues to oversee the multi-million dollar redevelopment and repositioning of Perth’s now-shuttered New Esplanade Hotel, the hotel management company has announced it will reopen in Q1 2019 as Quay Perth, a new four-star boutique hotel, with seasoned hospitality executive Lovelynn Clark as general manager.

Lovelynn ClarkAn Australian national born in Malaysia, Clark brings close to three decades of experience in hospitality to Louis T Collection, with a career that has taken her through Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Most recently, she was part of the pre-opening leadership team at the five-star, 468-room Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, where she served as executive housekeeper.

Fittingly, Clark returns to Perth where she began her hospitality career in 1990 as a food & beverage server at the Hyatt Regency.

“Lovelynn’s experience and expertise in hotel pre-openings, proven operational excellence, and strong relationships with both staff and guests make her very well-suited for this role,” said Mikael Svensson, Louis T’s senior vice president.

Clark has been a member of pre-opening hotel teams for several five-star properties in mainland China, including the Park Hyatt Beijing, and Hyatt Regency hotels in Hangzhou, Dongguan, Jingjing City, Qingdao and Xian. She was also a member of the opening team and served as director of lifestyle for Armani Hotel Dubai. She was a rooms consultant for Park Hyatt Maldives and then rejoined the Park Hyatt Hotel Canberra in a management role.

“Quay Perth will be a vibrant new addition to Elizabeth Quay,” said Clark. “Returning to Perth to a hotel that will play such an important role in the revitalisation of the waterfront and in the community-at-large is one of the most exciting opportunities of my career.”

The 80-room Quay Perth will feature modern, Western Australia-influenced interiors. Dining options will include a lobby café and an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant with sweeping views of the Swan River and promenade below. The entire ninth floor of the property will be a dedicated 24/7 collective work space.

The transformation of Quay Perth is operator Louis T Collection’s first project in Australia and the second large-scale repositioning project undertaken by the company.