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Australian hospitality company, Crystalbrook Collection, is pleased to welcome Christopher Greening as the new General Manager of its boutique Surry Hills hotel, Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel.


Chris joins Crystalbrook Collection following an extensive career in hospitality spanning more than a decade. Most recently, Chris was Executive Assistant Manager for Meriton Suites where he pre-opened two hotels. He has also held senior positions with One&Only Collection, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Hayman Island Resort.


Crystalbrook Collection Interim CEO and Group Director, Hotels, Geoff York said: “Chris is an accomplished hotelier with extensive experience operating fantastic luxury properties. His knowledge will be put to excellent use ensuring Little Albion is seen as one of Sydney’s finest boutique hotels.”


Speaking on his appointment, Chris said: “Crystalbrook was an incredibly attractive company to work for; fresh, vibrant and progressive. The Group’s brand pillars align with my core values...especially empathic and stylishly witty!


“Little Albion has been a project I’ve been aware of since pre-opening and I’ve watched it closely. It’s a gorgeous property that nests into the wonderous suburb of Surry Hills, sparkling with the lux of 70’s glam and deco decadence.”

About Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel

Situated in the heart of Surry Hills, Sydney, Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel, is an eclectic mix of heritage and contemporary detail true to its own DNA and that of Surry Hills.

Delightfully intimate, devastatingly gorgeous, genuinely original and refreshingly unpretentious, Little Albion features 35 guest rooms, a dedicated team of hosts on hand around the clock to offer individualised service, a rooftop garden oasis with views over Surry Hills and Sydney city and an honour bar featuring top-shelf beverages and gourmet nibbles. 


About Crystalbrook Collection
Crystalbrook Collection is an Australian based tourism and hospitality group. Its portfolio includes:

- Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, Cairns, Queensland – opened 2018

- Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales – opened 2018

- Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, Cairns, Queensland – opening October 2019

- Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, Cairns, Queensland – opening April 2020

- Kingsley, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, Newcastle, New South Wales – opening November 2020


Crystalbrook Collection also owns and operates Crystalbrook Station and its subsidiary pastoral businesses, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, and the 90-foot motor yacht MV Bahama.

To date, Crystalbrook Collection has committed more than AU$800 million in tourism investments within Australia.

Crystalbrook Collection and Ghassan Aboud Group
Crystalbrook Collection is owned by accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist Ghassan Aboud. Ghassan Aboud Group is a multi-business conglomerate engaged in automobiles, real estate, retail, bespoke catering, media and logistics. In business for more than two decades, the group operates from its global headquarters in the United Arab Emirates with offices in Australia, Belgium, China, Jordan and Turkey.

The establishment of Crystalbrook Collection in Australia marks the groups substantial investment foray in the region - notably in the acquisition, development and management of hospitality, tourism and related assets.


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