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The Retirement of General Manager at The Grace


02 Jan 2018

The Retirement of General Manager at The Grace

It is with sadness we must advise the retirement of our General Manager Philip Pratley, at the end of 2017. After 14 years, Philip is leaving full time management at the hotel to enjoy the fruits of retirement.

An industry icon, Philip joined the hospitality industry at the age of 18 and has never looked back. He has held many roles not the least of which has been stints in both Sydney and Perth, from working at casino hotels at Burswood Perth and at The Star, as well as a seven year period at Sheraton Hotels. During his younger years, Philip was fortunate enough to stay at the Okura Hotel in Tokyo. This experience in guest services had a profound impact on his career, leading him into a long and successful career in the industry.  

14 years ago he found himself as General Manager at The Grace Hotel: “I have been very fortunate in selecting hospitality as the career I wished to pursue as an 18 year old fresh out of school. To think 40 years later I would still be enjoying every minute in the same industry is something I would never have envisaged”, a claim that is in keeping with his commitment to this industry at large.

The good news is that Philip will be staying on at The Grace to continue to oversee the room refurbishment that is currently underway and also on a consultancy basis. We wish Philip all the best and look forward to still seeing him around the hotel.

Craig Gosling | Director of Sales & Marketing | The Grace Hotel | 77 York Street | Sydney 2000 | Australia | Tel: +61 2 9272 6888 | Mobile: +61 434 187 050 | Fax: +61 2 9272 8189 | Email:

Isabel Baran | Digital Marketing Communications Executive | The Grace Hotel | 77 York Street | Sydney 2000 | Australia | Tel: +61 2 9272 6601 | Fax: +61 2 9272 6651 | Email:

Ooi Lee Ping | Director, Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations | Federal Hotels International | c/o The Federal Kuala Lumpur | Jalan Bukit Bintang | 55100 Kuala Lumpur | Tel: +60-3-2148 0468 | Fax: +60-3-2148 0463 | Email: or | | |

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