New Hotel Manager for Wyndham Melbourne

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has appointed Peter Dias as Hotel Manager of Wyndham Melbourne.

The mixed-use property on William Street offers accommodation to both hotel guests and members of Club Wyndham South Pacific.

Dias has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including as a Guest Services Manager, Executive Club Lounge Manager with Melbourne Marriot, Front Office Manager with Accor, and in a regional role of Loyalty Ambassador with Accor.

He has also worked as the Rooms Division Manager at the Riley by Crystalbrook in tropical North Queensland and as Acting Hotel Manager with The Sebel Pinnacle Valley.

“Peter is a passionate and highly motivated guest-focused leader who enjoys applying his creativity and strategic thinking skills to solve complex problems,” said Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific Senior Vice President of Hotel and Resort Operations, Warren Cullum.

“He brings a remarkable track record of developing teams and improving employee engagement skills, which we feel is an ideal fit for our CBD Melbourne hotel.”

Daisy Pearce

Accor names new ALL ambassador

Accor has named to AFL Women’s player and media personality, Daisy Pearce, as the latest ambassador for its lifestyle loyalty program and booking platform ALL – Accor Live Limitless.

Pearce is an award-winning athlete, sports commentator and captain of the Melbourne Football Club’s AFLW team.

Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Derry, said the business is excited to invest in women’s sport, and to connect ALL loyalty members directly with such great talent.

“Daisy Pearce is the first woman to be elected a director on the board of the AFLPA, a highly regarded member of the Channel Seven AFL call team and someone who constantly strives to improve the sport for her peers,” Derry said.

“We know she inspires other strong females, and are thrilled to be channelling this for our loyalty members.”

Pearce will play a pivotal role in growing the awareness of ALL and engaging members with exclusive content and VIP meet and greet experiences. She will be travelling to Accor properties throughout 2022 to show members how they can utilise ALL.

“I’m excited to join the ALL ambassador team and combine two of my passions – travel and sport,” Pearce said.

“During the footy season, whether I’m playing an away game or working in the media, I always enjoy staying with Accor. Their hotels become a home away from home for me. Collaborating with Accor to share my family travel experiences is what I’m most excited about though. There is nothing better than going on a family adventure and seeing our beautiful country.”

Karen Farrell

CWT appoints Senior Vice President of Talent and Rewards

B2B4E travel management platform CWT has appointed Karen Farrell as Senior Vice President, Global Talent and Total Rewards.

Farrell joins from Boehringer Ingelheim, where she worked for over 20 years in various HR roles, and most recently as Vice President, Total Rewards U.S.

Reporting to Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Farrell will spearhead the company’s learning and development, compensation, and benefits.

“Karen’s breadth of experience in the talent and rewards sector, alongside her global experience with large corporations, are fundamental to this important role,” said Maguire-Vielle.

“As the CWT business evolves, so does the need for innovative talent strategies. With Karen’s results-driven ethic and deep sector knowledge, we’re excited to welcome her into the team and successfully continue to grow the business with a talent and rewards-first approach.”