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AccorHotels announces eight key General Manager appointments

Richard Holt

Richard Holt

AccorHotels has announced eight new GM appointments in Australia and HM has the details.

Hayden Hughes has been appointed General Manager, Sofitel Brisbane and Area Manager Ibis Budget. Hayden has had a long and successful career with the AccorHotels Group over the past 15 years. He has extensive experience across all brands and Hayden was most recently the General Manager of Novotel Darling Harbour and Area Manager for Ibis Budget.

Richard Holt has been appointed General Manager, Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour. Richard commenced his career with AccorHotels in 2001 at the Darling Harbour Hotels and achieved his first General Manager appointment in March 2003 at Novotel Manly. He was appointed General Manager Novotel Brighton Beach in October 2005. Richard was then appointed General Manager, Swiss Grand Resort & Spa Bondi Beach. His most recent role was General Manager, Mercure Sydney Airport.

Simon Glover has been appointed General Manager, Mercure Newcastle. Simon has an extensive operational background and was first appointed General Manager of The Sebel Kirkton Park in 2002. In June 2010, he was appointed General Manager of the Novotel Newcastle Beach, his most recent role with AccorHotels.

Thomas Klotz has been appointed General Manager, Novotel Newcastle. Thomas first joined the AccorHotels network in Germany, gaining extensive operations experience. In 2009, Thomas transferred to the Australian AccorHotels network, taking on the role of General Manager at the All Seasons Katherine, now an ibis Styles hotel. His most recent role was General Manager, Ibis Newcastle.

Simon Glover

Simon Glover

Simon Wells has been appointed General Manager, Ibis Newcastle. Simon first joined the AccorHotels network in 2005 and has an extensive hotel operational background working previously at the Marriott Hyde Park, now a Pullman hotel. He was appointed General Manager at The Sebel Launceston in September 2010 and his most recent role was General Manager, Ibis Styles Eaglehawk.

Lisa Brown has been appointed General Manager, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa. Lisa commenced her hospitality career in 2001 as Reservations Supervisor for Twin Towns Resort in Tweed Heads. Progressing to roles of Front Office Manager, Senior Assistant Manager/Project Manager and Resort Manager for the Mantra Group; this is Lisa’s first appointment with AccorHotels.

Simon Wells

Simon Wells

Anna Voss has been appointed General Manager, Ibis Sydney Thornleigh. Anna has an extensive operational background commencing her career in New York City. Anna then moved to Australia in 2010 working for Crown Plaza and ParkRoyal before joining the AccorHotels Network in June 2014.
Her most recent role was Hotel Operations Manager for Novotel Ibis Sydney Olympic Park.

Jesse Bridge has been appointed General Manager, Ibis Budget St Peters. Jesse first joined AccorHotels in 2008 as Restaurant and Bar Manager, Mercure Brisbane. Having performed a number of food and beverage operational roles within Victoria, Jesse then moved to Sydney in March 2013 fulfilling the Brewery Manager & Hotel Licensee for Novotel and Hotel Ibis Sydney Olympic Park. His most recent role was Food and Beverage Manager, Complex Licensee, Novotel and Hotel Ibis Sydney Olympic Park.

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