Baillie Lodges has a reputation for attracting excellent staff with extensive industry expertise. Their recruitment of Sonya Boaden as Silky Oaks Lodge General Manager is a textbook example of this. She is a tourism and hospitality specialist having spent more than 25 years working with organisations such as Accor, P&O Australian Resorts and Quest Hotel Apartments. She even followed her dream of owning and managing her very own franchise hotel in regional Victoria for 6 years.

Sonya brings to Silky Oaks and the broader Baillie Lodges’ portfolio experience in reservations and distribution, training and development, project management, hotel pre-opening and an entrepreneurial spirit. These skills are exceptionally beneficial as Sonya oversees the enhancement of the Lodge’s facilities, operations and guest experience ready for an April 2021 re-opening.

‘Being Silky Oaks Lodge General Manager allows me to draw upon my extensive tourism and hospitality experience’  Sonya said.