Hotel Realm welcomes new Executive Chef and Banquet Sales Manager
Hotel Realm would like to introduce two new key staff members to the Realm team.
Fabian Wagnon, Hotel Realm Executive Chef was born and raised in Tolouse, France. For the past eight years, Fabian has embraced the Australian culture living in Sydney and now Canberra.
Fabian comes to the hotel with worldly experience from living and travelling Europe and abroad. Fabian spent two years working as Sous Chef at London’s Sheraton Park Tower Knightsbridge, voted UK’s best seafood restaurant. Continuing his passion for culinary excellence, Fabian travelled to Brussels to work with the SAS Radisson Sea Grill Restaurant – voted one of the world’s best hotel restaurants in the world.
From the English Channel to Darling Harbor Sydney, Fabian was Head Chef at Star City dedicating five years to the team before travelling to the nation’s capital.
Within Canberra, Fabian found his version of the Louvre at the National Gallery of Australia as Executive Chef. After four years at the NGA, Fabian moved next door to the Portrait Gallery of Australia.
From the art world, to the architectural minimalism of Hotel Realm, Fabian brings to the hotel an influence of modern European with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients.
To the Banquets and Sales team, we welcome Sian Lovekin as Banquet Sales Manager.
Sian comes to the Hotel Realm with 10 years experience in the hospitality industry. Beginning her career in operational roles at the Shangri-la Hotel Sydney within their Banquets Division, Sian established client relations with national and international guests.
Moving back to Wagga Wagga in 2003 Sian was the Assistant Manager at Pavilion Boutique Hotel and Apartments.
After three years in regional NSW, Sian joined international chain – Hyatt Hotel within Canberra in the position of Weddings and Special Events Executive. Whilst in this role, Sian dedicated herself to 150 Weddings and Special Events.
In 2008 Sian joined the Canberra Southern Cross Club, furthering the clubs succession. Sian was integral to the rejuvenation of the venue which now is one of successful social clubs in Canberra.
Sian brings to the Hotel Realm national experience and a dedicated focus to customer service.
We welcome both Sian and Fabian to the Hotel Realm.