AccorHotels Announces New General Manager Appointments
AccorHotels is pleased to announce the following new appointments in Australia:
Michelle Bradshaw has been appointed General Manager, ibis/Novotel Little Lonsdale Street. The two new-build hotels are expected to open in late 2018. Michelle started with AccorHotels in 2005 and she joined the Accor Vivier National Management Trainee (now AELP) in 2008. After graduating from her traineeship, Michelle joined Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley as Food & Beverage Manager, and later moved to Sydney as Hotel Operations Manager at Novotel and Ibis Sydney Olympic Park. Michelle’s most recent General Manager position was in 2014 at Hotel Lindrum MGallery by Sofitel where she was also appointed Operations Brand Champion for MGallery by Sofitel in Australia.
Ana Royal has been appointed Hotel Manager, ibis Styles Tamworth. Ana started with AccorHotels in 2006 as a Receptionist at Mercure Wellington, before taking a break and re-joining AccorHotels in 2008 at ibis Wellington. In 2011, Ana was promoted to Assistant Manager at ibis Wellington and thereafter was Assistant Manager at ibis Tainui Hamilton and Mercure & ibis Brisbane. Ana became Front Office Manager in 2014 at ibis Adelaide, then moved into an Operations Manager role at ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments in 2015. Ana’s most recent position is Operations Manager at ibis Styles Hobart.
Ashan Abeykoon has been appointed General Manager, ibis Budget Melbourne CBD. Ashan has been with AccorHotels since 2003, starting at Mercure Melbourne Spring Street in Front Office. Ashan has previously held Front Office management positions at both ibis Melbourne and The Grand Hotel Melbourne, before moving into Food & Beverage in 2010, as the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at Mercure Melbourne Spring Street. Continuing in Food & Beverage, Ashan moved to Novotel St Kilda in 2012 as Food & Beverage Manager of Charcoal Lane Restaurant (managed by AccorHotels) in 2013, and then Pullman Melbourne on the Park in 2015 as the Food & Beverage Services Manager. From 2016, Ashan assumed the role of Operations Manager at Novotel Wollongong.
Rebecca Davis has been appointed General Manager, ibis Styles Geraldton. Rebecca started with AccorHotels in 2008 on the Accor Graduate Management Program at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, where she held numerous supervisory roles in Front Office, Food & Beverage and Housekeeping. In 2010, Rebecca moved to Canberra as Assistant Manager at Novotel Canberra and in 2011, she moved over to Front Office as Assistant Front Office Manager before being promoted to Front Office Manager in 2013. Rebecca then became Front Office Manager at ibis Styles Eaglehawk and in 2017 started her first General Manager position at Wilpena Pound Resort.
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