Matthew Thomas is the Group General Manager of Meriton Suites, Australia’s fastest growing luxury accommodation brand. Matthew has been a senior executive at Meriton Suites (formally Meriton Serviced Apartments) since 2004, joining the organisation as Group Revenue Manager before assuming the role of General Manager in 2006. He is passionate about the hospitality and tourism industry and has worked in the sector for more than 25 years, holding key leadership roles in groups as diverse as Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Princess Cruises and Accor. At Meriton Suites, Matthew oversees the strategic expansion of the chain, with a further four hotels underway, and leads a workforce of more than 500 hotel professionals. Together with Meriton Group Managing Director Harry Triguboff A.O., he works closely with industry groups and government to constantly improve the overall visitor experience.
Under Matthew’s expertise, Meriton Suites has grown from its early days as a pioneer of the serviced apartment concept to an award-winning hotel market leader with 5,179 suites in 19 locations across New South Wales and Queensland. Matthew became a company director of Meriton Group in 2015.