Meet Our Team

At The Jerkinn Suites Hotel we truly value all our staff. We realize that they make the difference when it comes to providing excellent customer service. We are currently a family of about 600 people with more than 12 team leader – only a small part of them are presented here – a team of devoted, passionate people whom all hold the key to our success. Whilst the hotel itself is the reason that guests come to visit us, it is “the team” that ensures their return.The entire The Island Team would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests from the previous seasons, and we will be pleased to welcome you and meet you at our hotel also! 

 

John Cliff O'Connor

John Cliff O'Connor

PR Chief Executive Officer

johncliff@fliptonsuites.com John Cliff O'Connor is the longest running CEO of the top 10 major global hotel chains. Since he was named President & CEO of Flipton Suites Hotel in 2008, John has led the company to its greatest growth to date. Under his leadership, Flipton Suiets has grown to a global portfolio of 16 exciting brands, comprising approximately 4,700 hotels across all chain scale segments. The company has consistently achieved impressive financial success with a RevPAR Index of over 109 the past seven years, and unprecedented performance in guest loyalty and hotel satisfaction. John has been instrumental in molding the company into a vibrant and relevant brand. John is known in the industry as a strategic thinker and innovator. Under John's leadership, Flipton Suites has set out to be a leader in the internet, mobile and social media space. The brand has made continuous improvements to its mobile booking experience, and integrates world-class technology, such as Google’s Places API for mapping and nearby attractions. In 2017, Best Western announced the global launch of its Mobile Guest Engagement Platform – which provides web-based guest communications tools to support every step of the guest journey, including pre-arrival, on property and at check-out, all without the necessity of downloading a smartphone application. Mr John Cliff O'Connor remit is to spearhead future development and drive the commercial success of TIME Hotels’ rapidly expanding portfolio across the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Francois Matteo

Francois Matteo

HR executive manager

Francois Matteo I have an extensive background in the hospitality industry, and served as Senior Vice President. The human resources department serves no customers, books no business, yet it plays a very important role in the hotel’s efficient operation. As a Human Resources Manager, I oversees the Human Resources Department of Flipton Suites hotel. The Human Resources (HR) Department is responsible for the employees of the Flipton Suites Hotel. It's my job to hire, fire, train and maintain employees and employee relations including the following roles: • Recruitment and selection – recruiting and selecting staff with the correct attitudinal and behavioral characteristics of human resources department. • Retention – the need to avoid the development of a ‘turnover culture’ which is common in hospitality industry. For example, the use of ‘retention bonuses’ to influence employees to stay. • Teamwork – the use of cross-process and multifunctional teams. • Training and development – the need to equip operative level staff with team working and interpersonal skills and managers with new leadership style is another responsibility of human resources department. • Appraisal – having appraisals in the form of customer evaluation, peer review, team-based performance, and appraisal of managers by subordinates is also a responsibility of human resources department. • Rewarding quality – a need for more creative system of rewards and payment systems that reward employees for attaining quality goals. • Job security • Employee involvement and employee relations

Randy Basler

Randy Basler

Hotel Director

manager@fliptonsuites.com Since 2000 The Flipton Suites Hotel has given me the opportunity to work for a thriving company as the Hotel Director. My responsibilities include all aspects of Hotel services, sales, contracting, marketing, revenue management & day-to-day operations with the assistance of a fantastic team, but our main concern is the satisfaction of our guests. It will be my pleasure to welcome you to our Flipton Suites Hotel - Canada soon!

Chnari Valentina

Chnari Valentina

Guest Service- Department

Valentina@fliptonsuites.com Since 2011. I am working at The Flipton Suites in the guest service department. I am a reliable and diligent person with an optimistic outlook on all things in life, with excellent communication skills and a pleasant personality. I enjoy learning new things and I am quickly picking up new skills & knowledge. Working in an exciting and yet demanding and progressive company is a challenge for me.

Kinitith Patricia

Kinitith Patricia

F.O. & Reservations Manager

patricia@fliptonsuites.com I am working for this company since 2008. I started as a receptionist and immediately, I knew that this was a company I wanted to grow with. I have enjoyed this experience since my first year of joining our team. Being a part of this team gave me the opportunity to evolve as a person, while enjoying meeting people from all over the world. I have enjoyed being a part of the GDM Family for the past years and I look forward to more years to come.

Eleni Saatsaki

Eleni Saatsaki

Cost Control Manager

Being one of the first members of The Flipton Suites family, since the very first year of hotel operation, I am privileged to have gained a lot of experience and knowledge of all food and beverage departments operations, as well as in the field of purchasing, cost control and handling all aspects of F & B departments. I am responsible for providing the best quality goods, for placing orders and monitoring delivery dates, dealing with food & beverage suppliers, providing internal audits and preparing monthly inventories.

Mariana Chnari

Mariana Chnari

F & B Manager

I am the Food & Beverage Manager since 2011. My responsibilities are to manage all the F&B departments, to comply with all the health and safety regulations, to maintain day-to-day operations to the highest standards and to lead the F&B team by attracting, recruiting, training and appraising talented personnel. Me and my team, we have enjoyed being a part of the Island family and are looking forward to many more creative years to come!

Sevastaki Eleni

Sevastaki Eleni

Accounting

I am one of the latest members of The Flipton Suites team. I am working here as an Accountant, since 2014, just after I finished my university studies in Economics. Since then I have gained experience from working in a busy department and I am assisting in the activities of the accounts department with specific responsibilities for the effective, efficient and accurate processing of supplier invoices for timely payment, bookkeeping and personnel payroll.

Ourania Magerate

Ourania Magerate

Housekeeper

I am the Housekeeper of The Flipton Suites hotel. After several years of experience at The Island as a chambermaid I became the Housekeeper. My main responsibilities are to deliver a high level of services, inspecting guest rooms and public areas to ensure that quality services are in accordance with the company’s standards, as well as the recruiting and coaching of the chambermaids.

Theodoros Petrakis

Theodoros Petrakis

Chef Management

I am the head chef here. I love cooking and I am blessed to have transformed my passion into my proffesion. After 35 years of working in several countries and in many different restaurants, I started working for the Island Hotel. Always in search of new techniques, new flavours and innovation, there is nothing that gives me greater pleasure than to offer true gastronomic satisfaction to our beloved guests.

Spa Manager

Spa Manager

Irini Androulidaki

I am an Aesthetics and Cosmetology graduate with a long experience in spa therapies, specialized in face/body treatments and massages. My highly qualified team and I will provide you with top quality services. Visit us for a unique trip to body rejuvenation and mind relaxation. My team and I will happily welcome you to our Spa and ensure that your experience here will be an unforgetable one.

Lefteris Romantzis

Lefteris Romantzis

IT Administrator

My job is to make sure that the computer and network systems of the hotel are operational 24/7. I am also responsible for the digital presence of the hotel (Websites & SEO, Social Media, MSE, etc.), for reviewing your feedback and for responding to guest reviews and questionnaires.