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Richard de Graaf

Richard de Graaf

Otago Region

Area Manager for the Scenic Hotel Group

Richard is currently based at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin and prior to that at Franz Josef Glacier in the pristine Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

He has opened, rebranded and managed numerous New Zealand hotels, including the Ibis Hotel Wellington, Mercure Grand Puka Park Resort and Te Waonui Forest Retreat. A qualified chef by trade Richard spent his early career in fine dining kitchens in Europe. Time permitting, he explores the great outdoors of New Zealand.