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Four Senior Management Appointments at Accor Pacific

(09/02/23)  Accor has appointed Scott Boyes as Senior Vice President Hotel Operations - Pacific North, Adrian Williams as Senior Vice President Hotel Operations - Pacific South, Danesh Bamji as Vice President Franchise - Pacific and Marcus Hanna as Vice President Operations Pacific - Sofitel, MGallery and Emblem.

From luxury to economy, Accor currently has 19 international brands across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, including SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swisstel, Mvenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Handwritten, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget.

Scott Boyes. Click to enlarge.
Scott Boyes

Scott Boyes has been appointed Senior Vice President Hotel Operations - Pacific North. Scott will be responsible for hotels under management agreements in the newly designated Pacific North region, which will include New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Northern Territory. Scott will lead operational excellence for Accors Premium, Midscale and Economy hotels in the north of the Pacific. Scott has worked in Accor operations for 28 years, beginning his career in hospitality with The Rest Hotel at Milsons Point.

Adrian Williams has been appointed Senior Vice President Hotel Operations - Pacific South. Adrian will be responsible for Accors Premium, Midscale and Economy hotels in the newly designated Pacific South region, which will include Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia. Adrian began his hospitality career at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Canada and now has over 30 years of hotel operations and senior leadership experience, he holds a Masters in Marketing and has a long history of active board participation in a range of industry organisations.

Danesh Bamji. Click to enlarge.
Danesh Bamji

Danesh Bamji has been appointed Vice President Franchise - Pacific. Danesh will be responsible for leveraging Accors brand, marketing, sales, customer engagement, digital and loyalty strategies as well as the delivery of Accors systems, tools and resources developed for franchisees to optimise their hotels revenue performance and profitability. Danesh will lead a team focused on supporting franchise owners to accomplish superior performance and operational excellence in their hotels. Daneshs relationship-focused approach combines property, operations and corporate experience, which will serve him well as he takes on this important role.

To provide dedicated support for the Sofitel, MGallery and Emblem hotels and restaurants within the Pacific region, Marcus Hanna has been appointed Vice President Operations Pacific - Sofitel, MGallery and Emblem. Marcus has over 18 years of experience with Accor, out of which twelve of those years were spent in luxury hotels. Having worked in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane, Marcus has extensive experience in Australia, as well as in London, Malta, San Francisco and Singapore. His most recent role was as Managing Director of the Fairmont Singapore and Swisstel The Stamford.

We are committed to delivering the best, most seamless guest experiences and these appointments will elevate the standards of hospitality in this region, said Sarah Derry, CEO Accor Pacific. The Accor team is committed to driving our partners towards even greater success, achieving a sustainable and successful business performance, whilst enhancing the quality of the guest experience. Looking ahead, we see so much exciting potential for our brands and opportunities for our people, partners, owners and communities.

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