MetroStephen NemetzTalking Travel

first_imgMetroStephen NemetzTalking Travel Metro Hotels General Manager, Stephen Nemetz, deals with two serviced apartment hotels and feels there seriously need to be regulation in the unregulated accommodation sector.“I feel that everyone needs to be on a level playing field. This goes for all guests in all building with fire and health regulations.”Travel Monitor caught up with Stephen Nemetz for this week’s Talking Travel. Here is what else he had to say.What does your job involve?I am the General Manager of three properties. Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour, Metro Apartments on King St and Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney.What do you enjoy most about your profession?I love the variety in my work.  It’s great being able to wake up every day and have new challenges to deal with.What are the biggest challenges for you in your profession?My biggest challenges is trying to keep everyone happy, as I deal with many different owners, strata’s and guests.  I have a very supportive Managing Director and board.What do you think are the biggest challenges the industry faces?I think the biggest challenge in this industry, is finding skilled staff that really want to be in the industry as a profession.What do you think will be the biggest game changer in the travel industry in the next 12 months’?The biggest game changer in the industry will be the election in May, and depending on the outcome, I feel that the removal of online parity provisions with the OTA’s is going to change things dramatically.  We look forward to the ACCC enquiry mid year.Who inspires you most and why?My mum, because she has always believed in me, and always pushes me to do better, and she has had to put up with me for 50 years.Who would you invite on your next holiday if you could choose anyone and where would you go?I would invite on my next holiday Eric Stonestreet (Cam Tucker from Modern Family), because he just makes me laugh so much.Contact Email: [email protected] last_img

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