Adrian Thompson is the Director of Revenue & Distribution for Meriton Serviced Apartments, which operates more than 3,200 serviced apartments at 13 locations along Australia’s east coast.
Adrian has more than 17 years’ experience in hospitality: he started his career in the USA with Ritz-Carlton, working his way up from Reservations and eventually becoming Director of Revenue at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar.
He has held management positions at various hotel groups including Marriott, Stamford and Hamilton Island. Adrian joined Meriton Serviced Apartments as Revenue Manager in 2005 before returning briefly to his hometown of Melbourne for an operations role with Mantra and to teach hospitality subjects at William Angliss Institute of TAFE.
In 2009, he returned to Meriton Serviced Apartments in his current position and has overseen the expansion of the group from five hotels to 13.
Adrian is responsible for pricing and distribution across all Meriton Serviced Apartment locations and is heavily involved in other aspects of the business, from systems to site acquisition and hotel operations.
He holds a Diploma of Hotel Management from William Angliss and says the industry’s “dynamic, constantly shifting environment” is what keeps him interested and engaged.