Coming from a diverse hospitality background forged over the last 25 years Matt Clifford brings to the table a depth of experience spanning corporate Hotel Management, to design, build, own and operate some of the best gastro bar and pub sites Auckland has to offer.
Formally trained at The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management College, Sydney, he majored in Hospitality Business Management.
Matt then spent 10 years working with Rydges Hotels and Resorts in Sydney before transferring and relocating to the North Island, New Zealand, whilst holding various Executive Management roles in key city sites, including Auckland.
From their he partnered with Barworks / Joylab Hospitality Group to build, own and operate the award winning Garrison Public House in Sylvia Park (a Kiwi Property), in which it quickly established its position as one of the top “On Premise” hospitality venues in the country.
Utilising this wealth of knowledge and experience Matt then went onto build and own several more prime hospitality sites around Auckland :
- Pilkingtons, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD
- Cleaver and Co, The Brickworks, New Lynn (a Kiwi Property)
- Northern Union Gastro Pub, Silverdale
- The Good Home Gastro Pub, Stanmore Bay
Throughout these large-scale green field site developments Matt has gained an enormous amount of IP with engagement of award winning Designers, Architects, Land Holders and Developers, Breweries LION and DB, Suppliers, Contractors, Build and Fit-Out Specialists.
With all this in mind Matt offers a full understanding of the wider Hospitality market and can offer sound advice whilst casting an analytical eye over your business to achieve the best possible outcome.