Six new General Managers have been named by AccorHotels to lead six of the company’s most well-established and popular properties, the company announced today.

Three of today’s six appointments come from Melbourne, beginning with Michael Thomas, who returns to the organisation and takes charge of the General Manager of Pullman and Mercure Melbourne Albert Park. First joining the company as the acting GM of the Novotel Lotus Bangkok, Thomas returns to Australia armed with extensive experience in Asia across senior positions in China and Thailand.

Moving from The Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel, John Korkou remains within the brand having been promoted from Director of Sales & Marketing to now head up The Hotel Lindrum, MGallery by Sofitel. The third and final of today’s promotions from the Victorian capital is Andrew Dvash, who moves from his position as GM of the Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD to now take the reins at Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens.

Heading north but not as far north as he may be accustomed, Scott Eger has been promoted to General Manager at the Novotel Sydney Darling Square. Eger has previously held management positions in Tropical North Queensland and Dubai.

In Queensland, Stephen Wellsteed has been unveiled as the new GM at the Novotel Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast. A specialist in the F&B side of hotel operations, Wellsteed has held a number of front office roles prior to his appointment to the top job.

Last but not least is Christopher Chaffe who takes charge as the new GM at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Another of AccorHotels’ prodigal sons, Chaffe returns to the organisation with extensive experience in a number of far North Queensland properties, with his CV also boasting a stint at sea working in Food & Beverage with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Congratulations to all six of AccorHotels’ new appointees.