Highly motivated, dynamic and results driven leader Rachael Harman is the newly appointed general manager of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. Her passion towards the industry earned her 19 years of experience and knowledge in the hospitality industry. As General Manager, Rachael is responsible for all areas in the hotel including future development of associates, product improvement, financial performance and guest satisfaction.
Born in Adelaide, Australia Rachael Harman has gained her wealth of experience as a professional hotelier throughout Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Her 19 years career with Starwood began in Food and Beverage at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney then moved onto numerous roles at Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, The Westin Melbourne and The Westin Auckland Lighter Quay. Captivated by the diverse culture of Malaysia, Rachael moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2010 to join The Westin Kuala Lumpur. Over her 6 years at Westin, she held various senior management positions including Hotel Manager and the Director of Sales and Marketing where she successfully drove top line performance to build the hotel back to peak years.
“I am extremely proud to join one of Kota Kinabalu’s leading hotels which has recently unveiled a new look after undergoing a chic renovation.” Rachael commented. “I eagerly look forward to working with the dynamic team of associates to ensure that we continue delivering enriching brand experiences for our guests so they leave feeling fulfilled and having discovered the beauty of Sabah,” she added. Rachael is a passionate leader who believes that the success of any business is never done by one individual; they’re done by a great team of people.
During her free time, Rachael enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu unveils newly refurbished rooms and renewed spaces. The hotel’s newly transformed lobby and newly refurbished rooms unlock a refreshed arrival and welcome experience that is enhanced by the opening of four innovative dining and entertainment venues.