Rien Donkin joined Geocon in 2014 as General Manager of Abode Hotels, bringing more than 15 years’ experience in the hospitality and accommodation industry across Australia. As well as managing the corporate team and hotel managers in multiple properties under the Abode Hotels banner, Donkin is responsible for the direction and performance of the brand. His knowledge of hotel operations, refurbishments and refits, food and beverage, conferencing, brand delivery and positioning make him the perfect leader for the Abode Group, which encompasses broader hospitality venues.
He has also held senior roles during the launch phase of several hotels, bringing expert leadership for the growing Abode Hotels portfolio, which includes properties in Gungahlin, Woden, Tuggeranong and Narrabundah, and the development of new hotels in Murrumbateman, Kingston, Woden and the city. A new five-star hotel brand is soon to be introduced to the market under Donkin’s direction.