More about 1834 Hospitality – tourism business management and hospitality consultants

1834 Hospitality is a business management company specialising in the hospitality and tourism sectors. 1834 Hospitality manage all operations and undertake marketing for small to medium hospitality businesses, ranging from pubs, to city hotels, regional motels, clubs and resorts. 1834 Hospitality also provide a variety of business consultancy services.

Our Goal

At 1834 Hospitality, we strive to assist owners in maximizing the value of their hospitality assets. We believe that with extensive operational analysis, marketing, capital expenditure planning, and precise asset positioning, we can optimize market performance and control costs to maximize ROI.

Andrew Bullock – Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Bullock

Andrew has more than ten years of business management experience specifically in the tourism sector: hotels, motels and resorts. He has a demonstrated track record of maximizing revenue and increasing profit within a highly competitive market and is instrumental in acquisitions, growth management, operational goals and personnel relations. Andrew is a motivated leader with proven ability to manage operations, analyse financial statements and devise key business strategies to stimulate revenue growth.  Andrew is also a non-executive director at the South Australian Tourism Commission.

Education: Bachelor of Management – Tourism and Hospitality University of South Australia; Advanced Diploma of Business – Tourism and Hospitality;
Responsible Officer trained; Rehabilitation and return to work coordinator trained

Email Andrew : andrew@1834hotels.com.au

Stephanie Horlin-Smith – Group Operations Manager

Bringing more than a decade of hospitality and management experience to her role, Stephanie possesses an intimate knowledge of each department within a hotel. With a proven history of improving performance and operations, and an in-depth understanding of management of all aspects of business, Stephanie is adept in ensuring the delivery of optimal services and profit maximisation. Testament to her business acumen, Stephanie was named South Australian Young Businesswoman of the Year Award at 2009’s Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards. Well-versed in developing systems, strategies and processes to improve efficiency, Stephanie is also skilled in managing people and possesses vital knowledge and understanding of industrial relations practices. With a strong belief in maintaining strict quality and service standards, Stephanie is innovative in her approach and always aims to exceed expectations.

Education : Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) – University of South Australia

Email Stephanie: stephanie@1834hotels.com.au

Bianca Sowik – Marketing Manager

Bianca Sowik

Bianca is an experienced Tourism and Hospitality professional. With a background in travel and travel management Bianca has an intimate understanding and working relationship with wholesale and inbound markets. She has a detailed insight for marketing of hotels with a focus of driving return on investment campaigns. Bianca’s role is diverse with an emphasis on enhancing sales, integrated closely with rate management principals to balance each hotels market mix, whilst also increasing brand and consumer awareness for each property.

In 2013, Bianca was recognised for her work in regional tourism when she was announced as the national winner of Australian Regional Tourism Network’s (ARTN) Young Tourism Professional of the Year.

Email Bianca: bianca@1834hotels.com.au

Luke Rayner – Group Revenue Manager

Luke Rayner

In Luke’s 9 years of experience in the hotel industry, the past 6 years have been solely dedicated to revenue management. Luke has the proven ability to increase RevPAR in both large established hotels and independent operations by establishing and implementing Revenue Management principles. He specialises in demand forecasting, dynamic pricing and competitor analysis, as well as training managers and staff in reservations and yielding techniques.

Education: Bachelor of Business (Management & Tourism) – Queensland University of Technology

Email Luke: luke@1834hotels.com.au

Jamie Vigar – Group Executive Chef

Jamie Vigar

With 25 years of experience behind him, Jamie has an extensive knowledge of all areas of kitchen operations, from designing kitchens, creating menus, and liaising with customers to provide a complete 100% experience. Jamie’s skills include buffet, A-la-carte, patisserie, Table de hote and cocktail work. This experience has not only taken him all over Australia, including some remote outback resorts, but also overseas, teaching chefs on Western culture styled food. Jamie has a track record of utilizing his skills to turn struggling, neglected kitchens around to busy profitable outlets, increasing food quality and revenue. Jamie has had training in WH&S and also is classed as a First Aid Officer. Jamie relishes any challenges brought forth, utilizing any means necessary to overcome and improve.

Education: Regency School of TAFE – Commercial cookery certificate III; First Aid Trained; Trained with Hazardous Chemicals

Email Jamie: jamie@1834hotels.com.au

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