AccorHotels has made the following new
appointments in Australia and New Zealand:
Kristy Stanton has been appointed General
Manager, Hotel Tall Trees Canberra. Kristy joined AccorHotels in
December 2010 on an AccorHotels cadetship and completed her degree
of Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Hospitality Management) in
2012. After working in various Front Office roles at Pullman
Sydney Olympic Park, Kristy then moved to Novotel Sydney Manly
Pacific as Assistant Manager. In 2014, Kristy was accepted into
the AccorHotels’ Executive Leadership Program in which she
graduated from last year. In June 2016, Kristy was assigned her
first General Manager position at ibis Budget Sydney Olympic Park
where she has remained since.
Janine Livingston has been appointed General
Manager, at the newly opened ibis Styles Hobart. Janine has over
30 years’ experience within the hospitality industry and first
joined AccorHotels in February 2008 as Financial Controller at
Mercure Hobart. In 2013 Janine transitioned into her first General
Manager position at Mercure Hobart which then changed ownership to
Best Western where Janine has remained since.
Marty Lamont (pictured) has been appointed
Cluster General Manager, ibis Budget NSW/ACT. Marty joined
AccorHotels in June 2008 when he was accepted as a Graduate
Management Trainee for ibis Wellington. Since February 2011, Marty
has worked across various Front Office roles throughout New
Zealand, Scotland and Australia before accepting his most recent
position as Rooms Division Manager at ibis Sydney Darling Harbour
in March 2015.
David Criss has been appointed General Manager,
The William Inglis Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel, tasked with opening
the new-build hotel in March 2018. David began his career with
AccorHotels in 1996 as Executive Assistant Manager at Mercure &
ibis Hotels Brisbane before receiving his first General Manager
appointment at Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour in 2000. He later
progressed to General Manager positions at Novotel Brisbane,
Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach and Mercure St Leonards. David
departed the company in 2008 to take on the role of Managing
Director at Rafferty’s Resort.
Rebecca Davis has been appointed General
Manager, Wilpena Pound Resort. Rebecca joined AccorHotels in
August 2008 when she was accepted into the Accor Graduate
Management Program at Novotel Darling Harbour. In February 2010,
Rebecca became Assistant Manager at Novotel Canberra before moving
to her most recent role as Front Office Manager at ibis Styles
Canberra Eagle Hawk in September 2014.
Catherine Fitzpatrick has been appointed General
Manager, ibis Budget Dubbo. Catherine joined the AccorHotels
network in 2006, and spent the last 11 years working across
various Front Office roles at Pullman Magenta Shores Resort. This
will be Catherine’s first General Manager appointment.
Zayne Boon has been appointed General Manager,
Novotel Darwin CBD. Zayne commenced his career with AccorHotels in
October 1994 as General Manager, Mercure Grand Apartments Darling
Harbour. From 1996, Zayne held numerous General Manager positions
in New South Wales and South Australia, before moving to New
Zealand in March 2006 as Area General Manager for Wellington.
Zayne continued to progress his career within Area Manager and
Regional General Manager roles throughout New Zealand, before
accepting a General Manager position at Novotel Bangkok in July
2012. Since March 2014, Zayne has continued to hold Area General
Manager roles with the Pullman Brand throughout Southern Vietnam,
Thailand and Kuala Lumpur.
Paul Lindsay has been appointed General Manager,
ibis Budget Windsor. Paul joined AccorHotels in August 2001 at
ibis Sydney Airport and advanced his career through a mixture of
food and beverage opportunities within the Australian Hospitality
Industry. Since August 2016, Paul has been a relief General
Manager across a multitude of Australian ibis Budget Hotels, in
particular ibis Budget St Peters and ibis Budget Coffs Harbour.
Jaideep Bhardwaj has been appointed General
Manager, ibis Budget Perth Airport. Jaideep worked with a variety
of hotel brands in India including Le Meridien, Sheraton and
Hilton, before relocating to Australia in August 2011 where he
worked as Night Manager at ibis Perth. Since then, Jaideep has
held key operational roles in a number of AccorHotels’ properties
in Western Australia, including ibis Styles Karratha and most
recently ibis Styles Kalgoorlie.
John Armstrong has been appointed General
Manager, Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. John first joined
AccorHotels in March 2004 as Operations Manager, Mercure Grand
Chalet before moving to the UK in July 2006 after accepting a
position as Operations Manager at Novotel London Heathrow Airport.
In June 2008, John was appointment his first General Manager
position at Mercure Banbury, where he remained until February 2011
before moving to Novotel Wolverhampton. In August 2016, John
returned to Australia to take on his most recent role of General
Manager, Novotel Darwin CBD.
Imran Changezi has been appointed Hotel Manager,
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Imran joins Sofitel Melbourne on
Collins from Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza, Cairo, where he was
Hotel Manager for over a year. Imran has over 15 years’ experience
in high-end luxury hotels and resorts across various properties in
Jumeirah Group whilst alternating various destinations including
Dubai, London and Baku.
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