AccorHotels has made the following three key
appointments to Director of Sales and Marketing roles at Novotel
Melbourne South Wharf, Pullman Brisbane King George and ibis
has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing in anticipation
of the opening of Novotel Melbourne South Wharf.
Michael is new to
the AccorHotels family, but a veteran of the Melbourne hotel
market and he brings 20 years of five star hotel leadership
experience to his new role.
Michael’s previous roles include Director of Sales and Marketing at Stamford Plaza,
Director of Sales at Grand Hyatt Melbourne and Director of Leisure
Sales for Hilton Australasia.
Michael’s appointment comes as the
team prepares for the opening of Novotel Melbourne South Wharf in
March 2018. The brand new 347 room Novotel hotel will feature
direct access to the largest event space in the southern
hemisphere; the 70,000 square meter Melbourne Exhibition
Convention Center (MCEC).
Jenifer Dwyer Slee
has been appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at Pullman
Brisbane King George Square.
Jenifer has a wealth of experience in
the areas of hospitality and tourism sales, including having
worked at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Jenifer also served as
Director of Sales - Business Events at AccorHotels’ corporate
office in Sydney. In that role, Jenifer was instrumental in the
setting up of the Business Events Advisory Board, Accor. Jenifer
was the Chairperson leading the advisory board activity to develop
improvements in delivery, sales, marketing, communications and
loyalty strategy for business events hotels and their owners
throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Jenifer returns to
AccorHotels having recently worked for IHG hotels in both Canberra
and on the Gold Coast. Her role in Canberra saw Jenifer heading
the National Convention Centre as the Director of Sales and
Marketing for three years with great success, whilst also serving
as Deputy Chair - Destination Marketing & Visitor Experience - Sub
Committee Tourism Industry Advisory Council.
Most recently Jenifer
has held the role of Director of Sales & Marketing at Crowne Plaza
Surfers Paradise. Prior to that Jenifer worked for Starwood,
having previously been Managing Director for The Event Team Corp
Liz Gifford has
been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the recently
opened ibis Styles Hobart.
Liz began her career working in the travel
industry, and has been working in hotels since
2000. Liz spent seven years as Sales Manager at Hadleys Hotel where she worked on a number of major projects,
including the coordination of celebration of the hotel’s 170 year
Liz also has strong experience working as a sales and
marketing consultant, during which time she advised companies in
the hotel and tourism industries in Tasmania.
Liz’s most recent
roles include Sales and Marketing Manager at Best Western Hobart
and Event Sales Manager at Blundstone Arena managing major events
including the Corporate Hospitality for AFL.
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