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Ovolo Australia Welcomes Wayne Taranto

Wayne Taranto has been appointed as the director of operations for Ovolo Group in Australia. Based in Sydney, Taranto will be responsible for all operations for the Australia Hotels. He joins the Ovolo with 26 years’ experience as a respected leader in the vibrant Australian hospitality industry.

Taranto’s areas of expertise are in the inception and execution of luxury brand operations and innovative culinary and beverage conceptual development and delivery, extremely valuable as Ovolo expands in Australia, with Ovolo South Yarra opening 2021. With proven success in the strategic roll out of past brands, his ability to foster a thriving team environment with a focus on pride, consistency and attention to detail is welcome, cementing the growth and success of this award-winning collection.

 With an extensive background in hospitality, he honed his skills at event hospitality and entertainment managing various Rydges Hotels & Resorts’ on the east coast of Australia. He furthered his culinary expertise as food and beverage director for the Australian Accor Hotels network, whilst managing hotels in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct, Circular Quay and Sydney’s first five-star hotel, The Sofitel Wentworth. In recent years, Taranto was responsible for establishing Crown Group’s innovative hotel division, SKYE Hotel & Suites and managing d’Albora, Australia’s largest Marina Group as CEO.