La Collection has welcomed Abigail Leslie to the newly created role of Senior Sales Manager, based in Melbourne. Founded by Lea Seguier and Craig Farrell in 2022, La Collection represents local and international luxury properties and groups, including The Hotel Belles Rives, Myconian Collection, Empiria Group, NoMad London, Blue Palace and Villa Spalletti Trivelli.
Farrell says the time was right to appoint an experienced manager to assist in promoting the portfolio to advisors across Australia and New Zealand.
“Lea and I are thrilled to have Abigail on board. In a relatively short time we have grown from a handful of hotels in Greece and France to a collection of incredible properties across Europe and in Australia and Indonesia.
“With Abigail’s expertise – having previously worked with some of London’s top properties – we know she will be a huge asset for La Collection and our partners.”
Specialising in corporate, group and leisure travel for some of the industry’s most renowned independent hotels, Leslie has a reputation for building genuine client relationships and creating an authentic luxury experience. She most recently oversaw the international leisure market for a collection of quintessentially English
hotels in London and New York, and having relocated to Australia in 2023, the opportunity at La Collection aligned perfectly with her expertise.
Further career highlights for Leslie include working in luxury safari and tourism development in Africa, thus delving into a new travel market isn’t a first for the travel specialist.
“Coming from a family of hoteliers, I’ve grown up in the world of luxury hotels and travel, and this has seen me acquire an unrivalled passion and adoration for the industry from a very early age,” Leslie said.
“The diversity of our La Collection portfolio is what enthuses me the most, as well as our wonderful clientele within the Australian and New Zealand region,” she added.