Accor Hotelsappointmentsaustraliahotels Neil Scanlan has been appointed General Manager at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne – MGallery by Sofitel. Neil is re-joining Accor after working for Colliers International as National Director Hotels since 2014. Prior to this, Neil spent over 15 years with Accor as General Manager Novotel and ibis Sydney Olympic Park, Regional General Manager – New Zealand & Fiji and General Manager Sofitel Brisbane. In 2006, Neil was appointed Regional General Manager – Queensland and then in 2012 General Manager – Franchise Hotels.Jerome Amor has been appointed General Manager at ibis Budget Windsor Brisbane. Jerome started his career in hotels in 2008 as Night Auditor. He worked as the Night Manager at Fraser Suites Kensington and Stamford Plaza Brisbane. Following this, Jerome went to Meriton Serviced Apartments as Duty Manager and then joined Accor in 2015 as the Assistant Manager at The Sebel Brisbane.Odette Laska has been appointed General Manager at Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel. Odette started her career in the hospitality industry in 1999 at Sofitel Brisbane Central in Food and Beverage department. In 2005, she moved to Pullman Reef Casino Hotel where she held multiple roles including Conference & Banquets Coordinator, Business Development Manager, Revenue & Reservations Manager, Guest Relations Manager and most recently Rooms Division Manager.Andrew Hills has been appointed General Manager at Mercure Penrith. Andrew started with Accor in 1998 at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach where he worked as Conference & Events Operations Manager, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager and then Food & Beverage Manager. In 2002 he moved to The Menzies Sydney as Executive Assistant Manager and then gained his first General Manager role in 2005 at ibis Newcastle Hotel. Following this appointment, Andrew held the role of General Manager at hotels Mercure Geelong, Mercure Sydney Parramatta and most recently ibis Sydney Darling Harbour.Brett Skinner has been appointed General Manager at Novotel Darwin CBD. He started his journey with Accor in 2002 as Multi Hotel Gaming & Bars Manager for Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach and The Menzies Sydney. In 2007 he worked as the Food & Beverage Manager at Novotel and ibis Sydney Olympic Park before moving to Swiss Grand Bondi Beach in 2009. Since 2011, Brett held the role of General Manager for hotels All Seasons Port Hedland, The Reef House MGallery by Sofitel and most recently Cooinda Lodge Kakadu.Natalie Bussenschutt has been appointed General Manager at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. She joined Accor in 2011 as the Director of Sales & Marketing at Novotel Canberra as well as National Government Account Manager. In 2013, she was the Key Account Manager – Business Travel at the Accor Corporate Office in Sydney. She also extended her support to multiple hotels including Mercure Sydney International Airport, ibis Sydney Airport and ibis Budget hotels as the Director of Sales & Marketing. In 2015, she was promoted to the role of General Manager at ibis Sydney Airport.Ken Dobbie has been appointed General Manager at the ibis Budget Gosford. Ken has worked in various hotels across Australia including The Emperors Crown, Witch’s Hat and Shannon House in Western Australia, The Coolangatta Sands in Queensland and The Bayswater Sydney Hotel, New South Wales in Hotel and Operations Manager roles. In 2017, Ken started his journey with Accor as the Assistant Hotel Manager at ibis Budget Gosford.