Meet our team

As Heartists, we love to learn our client's stories. From taking the enquiry, to bringing the event to life and ensuring a fantastic day, our team hits the mark every time. Our past clients love us and we're proud to have made a strong reputation for ourselves in the market.

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The right people can add sparkle to your event!

Events can be stressful- we know exactly what it can be like. That's why our friendly events team consisting of Conference and Events, Audio Visual and Banqueting do our absolute best to make your event come to life. Starting from taking your enquiry to organising the finer details, we're here to make sure everything runs smoothly on the big day.

Thinking about your next event? Call the team today to have a chat.

To get the ball rolling, speak to our friendly and energetic Director of Sales & Marketing, Mare. You can reach her on 9518 2029 or to receive a customised proposal. 


Mare Treneski

Director of Sales & Marketing

Mare, our Director of Sales & Marketing has a wealth of experience in hotels and leads her team with solid Heartist principles which are reflected in the Meetings & Events she curates for her clients. Since her first hotel job as a casual kitchen steward, she moved to Food & Beverage before heading to Sales, Marketing & Events. Mare is a true hotelier with a passion for people. "My favourite thing about this industry is that you can see what you created first hand and seeing your client's face for the first time as they walk into that event space...BEST!"


Fun Facts

Did you know that Mare is a a proud mother of two, has completed her MBA and is the pure defintion of an avid Netflix binger! 

Mare's favourite party trick is that she can walk on her hands! (Just ask her on your next hotel site visit)


Surin Nguyen

Conference & Events Coordinator

Surin our lovely Conference and Events Coordinator joined us in June this year. Before starting with us at the Airport, Surin has worked as a Barista, as a Guest Services Agent in Front Office and as a Food & Beverage Supervisor in Luna Park Sydney. She has been involved in events ranging from social events for Kid’s parties to Pink. Dua Lipa concerts and the Sydney Harbour Party.

Surin loves that no two days are the same. She’s particularly passionate about creating good memories for clients and seeing events come together after much coordination.

Fun Facts

Surin is a very talented makeup artist and loves everything beauty related. She’s creative and passionate about sharing her tips and tricks with our team.

In her spare time, Surin loves to watch Netflix and relax whilst doing a beauty care. Often spotted on Instagram for her wonderful food photos, Surin is a big fan of trying different foods and cuisines in the city and catching up with her friends for a good night out.

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Stacey Cottle

Associate Director of Sales

Stacey, our newly appointed associate director of sales has had 12 years of experience in sales and events within the hotel industry. Looking back, Stacey started as a member of Banquets where she discovered a love for events. From there, she developed a passion for Sales as it allowed her to create memorable moments for guests. There’s something exciting and wonderful about the hotel industry and that’s why Stacey’s stayed in the industry since. The best part of the job is definitely “…the people I’ve had the pleasure of working with and making forever friends…’ whether that be colleagues or repeat clients and guests.

Fun Facts

Stacey loves artisan grazing boards and is regularly hired on the weekends to cater events.

She loves to travel the roads throughout NSW over the weekends with her 2 boys. A traveller at heart, she loves to get out when she can. Otherwise, you’ll find her with a hot pot of tea and a book.