Alumni Awards

Craig Coughlin

Craig Coughlin is our 2019 Business Achievement (Entrepreneur) BlueMountains International Hotel Management School Alumni Award Winner. The reason why has a lot to do with the fact he increased turnover by over seven times within two years of taking over LUXXE Outsourced Hotel Services. Congratulations Craig.

Here’s his story.




Shaizeen Contractor

Shaizeen Contractor is Senior Commercial Director – Australasia for Hilton. She has been mentored throughout her journey and is now the mentor. She knows guidance plays a very important role in a career path and is our BMIHMS Alumni Awards 2019 Hotelier of the Year.

Watch what she has to say.





Nathan Frost

Area General Manager of Operations (Western Australia) for Accor Hotels, Nathan Frost was inducted into the Honour Board at the 2019 BMIHMS Alumni Awards. He manages a broad range of hotels with an infectious enthusiasm for making sure his customers leave feeling great.

Here’s his advice for newbies in the industry.





Marcus Chan

Interpersonal skills and being highly motivated has landed Marcus Chan numerous accolades this year. He is Business Development Director InterContinental Hotels in Sydney and our 2019 BMIHMS Alumni Awards Hotel Industry Rising Star.

Watch Marcus share his experience.





Ben Salter

Our 2019 BMIHMS Val Cook Memorial Award recipient – currently the Director of Performance, Apartment & Leases NSW/ACT with Accor Hotels – Ben Salter. A 90s graduate, he mentors and creates industry opportunities for our current students.

Here’s Ben’s advice to you.





Ben Hopper

Ben Hopper completed his first two years in Leura, headed Stateside for his remaining studies and landed a job at Expedia in Dallas. Next was a move to New York with the company and now he’s back home as Area Manager (Australia) for the online travel company. He is our 2019 BMIHMS Ambassador Award recipient.

Find out what Ben values most when it comes to success. 




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