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Scott Murray Appointed as General Manager for the 209-room Hayman,
a Private Island Destination in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

(Great Barrier Reef, Australia; December 7, 2012) ­- Hayman resort in the Great Barrier Reef has appointed Scott Murray as their new General Manager to lead the five-star hospitality team.

Scott will be working with Mulpha Australia Head of Hotel Investments and Hayman Managing Director, Lloyd Donaldson in overseeing the operation of the acclaimed 209-room resort and significant projects including the ongoing sale of Hayman Private Residences on the eastern hillside of the island and next year’s commencement of the Hayman Marina Residences development.

“Scott brings a wealth of experience across all aspects of hotel and resort operations to Hayman and will perform a key role in the ongoing success of the resort and the exciting integration of our residential development on the island,” Lloyd Donaldson said.

“Scott is among a number of new Hayman senior management appointments on the island which form part of Mulpha Australia’s long-term strategies and commitment to maintaining Hayman’s positioning as one of the top resorts of the world as well as offering unique private ownership opportunities within the beautiful natural landscape and surrounds.”

Australian-born, Scott brings extensive international experience to Hayman having held senior hotel positions in Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore and London, after having commenced his hotel career in Australia with The Regent Sydney and InterContinental Sydney.

Prior to joining Hayman, Scott was with One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai for six years, most recently as Hotel Manager, responsible for three individual hotels within the resort and managing close to 1000 team members representing 45 different nationalities.

Before this, he was Director of Food & Beverage at InterContinental Dubai overseeing a large and diverse operation.  In Thailand, Scott was with Banyan Tree and played an important role in the future development of the brand.

He is also a Graduate of The Hotel School Sydney, which is an educational partnership between Hayman owning company, Mulpha Australia Limited, and Southern Cross University, and provides a range of hospitality courses and career opportunities to students.
Scott is married to Jennifer and they have two sons, Thomas and James.

Hayman is owned and operated by Mulpha Australia Limited and is a member of the prestigious organization, The Leading Hotels of the World.

About Hayman

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Hayman is Australia’s premier luxury nature-resort destination, located on the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland.  Hayman, which covers 726 acres, offers guests an unparalleled experience of tranquility and natural beauty in the resort’s 210 stylish accommodations situated within separate locations throughout the property, including the stunning new residences—all with access to the turquoise waters and access to the Reef.  The resort—and the island on which it is located—are named in honor of Thomas Hayman, the sea navigator who chartered the island’s waters and has been an oasis for guests since the 1950s.  In 2004, Mulpha Australia Limited acquired ownership of this unique destination and has enhanced the offerings available at the modern tranquil hideaway.  With four restaurants, Hayman Spa and fitness facilities, picturesque meeting and special event areas, and 24-hour butler and concierge service, leisure and luxury are offered in many forms throughout the island. Visit



Heather Dillon Moreno/Jill Carmack

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