Charles Martin

General Manager, Emporium Hotel South Bank

Charles is the General Manager of Emporium Hotel South Bank and leads all operations across the business for Australia’s most awarded 5 star luxury boutique hotel brand.

He leads a team of approximately 200, across 143 luxury accommodation suites, 220 premium residential apartments, 4 food and beverage outlets, conference and events spaces, and world-class rooftop lifestyle facilities, within the $600 million Anthony John Group Southpoint development in South Bank, Brisbane. At 28, Charles is one of the youngest General Managers of a 5-star luxury hotel property in the nation.

Charles joined Anthony John Group (owners of Emporium Hotels) as Owners Representative in March 2018, where he coordinated operations across the Group to ensure a seamless integration between the Hotel’s pre-opening program, Emporium Residential settlements and hotel development activities as part of the final stages of the Southpoint Development, before being appointed to General Manager of Emporium Hotel South Bank in December 2018.


Previously Charles was at Aussie Home Loans, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and from Sydney lead their procurement and property operations functions nationally. Charles was also a Consultant in Ernst and Young’s Advisory practice, working with clients in finance, mining, government and property industries.

Charles graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing and Real Estate & Development).