Second generation hotelier and Managing Partner of Momento Hospitality Leon Colosimo will use his years of experience to help shape the future of the hospitality industry after recently being appointed to the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) NSW Executive Council.
Mr Colosimo brings a wealth of experience to the Executive Council, which is tasked with representing the voice of hoteliers right across the state.
Having served as the Parramatta AHA NSW delegate for several years and as the Chair of The Hills Liquor Accord for more than 15 years, Mr Colosimo said he has developed a deep appreciation for the valuable work carried out by the AHA NSW in supporting and advocating for the hotel industry.
“I grew up working in our family’s pub and bottle shop at Castle Hill Tavern alongside my five brothers,” he said.
“Currently we have 10 hotels in NSW operating under Momento Hospitality and my primary goal in this role is to make a meaningful contribution to our industry’s continued growth and success. I firmly believe in building and maintaining generational pubs that serve as integral parts of their communities.”
Hotels in the Momento Hospitality stable include Hudson Hotel – Seven Hills, Silverwater Hotel – Silverwater, Bella Vista Hotel – Bella Vista, Hillside Hotel – Castle Hill, The Governor Hotel – Macquarie Park, Mullane’s Hotel – Norwest, The Duke of Dural – Dural, Friend in Hand Hotel – Glebe, Royal Albert Hotel – Surry Hills, and Nag’s Head Hotel – Glebe.
Mr Colosimo said as part of his role on the Executive Council he will focus on sharing his passion for ensuring the industry continues to provide affordable and enjoyable community hubs which allow patrons to connect and engage.
“I believe it is crucial to find a balance that allows people to enjoy the social aspects of pubs while ensuring it remains affordable and accessible to all,” he said.
“What I love most about the hospitality industry is its ability to bring people together. Hotels serve as vital community hubs, where people from all walks of life can gather, socialise, and create lasting memories. The COVID pandemic has further highlighted the importance of these connections and the value hotels bring to our communities.”