Accor reveals Asian mangement changes

Accor has made a number of key management appointments to its hotel network around Asia.Christophe Lauras is the new General Manager of the Sofitel Galaxy Nanjing.

Christophe first joined Accor in 1989 working in New Caledonia. Following a number of years working with Accor in Indonesia, Christophe relocated to China in 2000, where he was most recently pre-opening General Manager, Novotel Beijing West. Prior to that Christophe was General Manager, Novotel Xinqiao Beijing.

Udo Doring has been named General Manager, Novotel Baiyun Airport Guangzhou, which is schedule to open late 2006. Udo joined Accor in 2004 in Australia and then moved on to the pre-opening of the Grand Mercure Shijiazhuang in China.

Christophe Geoffroy is the new General Manager at the Sofitel Royal Lagoon Dongguan. Christophe joined Accor in 1991 in France and since 1995, has worked in different countries in Asia. In 2003, he relocated to China where most recently he was general manager, Novotel Harbourview Hong Kong.

Gordon Aeria has been appointed General Manager, Novotel Harbourview, Gordon joined Accor in 1994 in Asia before moving on to Accor hotels in Australia.

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Most recently Gordon worked for Sofitel Renmin Square in Xian, China as Executive Manager Marketing.

Paul Wong has been appointed General Manager, Grand Mercure Shijiazhuang, a newly built hotel scheduled to open end 2006. Paul recently joined Accor after many years working in Greater China with Holiday Inn, Zenith and other hotel groups.

Bruno Cipriani Nunes has been named General Manager at the recently opened La Veranda Grand Mercure Phu Quoc in Vietnam. Bruno first joined Accor in Asia in 1996 for two years before moving on to pursue opportunities outside the group.

Nicolas Gret is the new General Manager at the Novotel Ocean Dunes & Golf Resort in Phan Thiet Vietnam. Nicolas started with Accor in Cuba in 1998 and was based in Havana for three years. Most recently Nicolas was Resident Manager at Sofitel Auberge de la Vieille tour in Guadeloupe.

Nicolas Josi has been appointed General Manager of the Grand Mercure Hoi An in Vientam. This is a new hotel scheduled to open early 2007. Nicolas first worked with Accor in 2004 as General Manager, La Residence Hotel & Spa Hue in Vietnam. Prior to joining Accor Nicolas worked with other hotel groups in Vietnam and Switzerland.

Philippe Battle will be the new General Manager of the Novotel Nusa Dua Bali that is scheduled to open early 2007. Philippe started his career with Accor in 1997 working at the Sofitel Los Angeles. Following an assignment at Accor Paris Head Office, he relocated to Indonesia. Philippe is currently General Manager, Mercure Resort Sanur Bali.

Sebastien Menesguen is the new General Manager of the Ibis Arcadia in Jakarta, his first posting in Asia. Sebastien has worked with Accor since 2000 and was based in England with Accor Economy hotels. Most recently he was Deputy General Manager at Ibis Portsmouth.

Olivier Moies Devel is the new General Manager at Mercure Sanur Bali.

Olivier began his career with Accor in 1992 in Belgium and relocated to Indonesia in 2004 where he has been in charge of two Ibis hotels in Jakarta.

Nicolas Lerat has been appointed General Manager, Novotel Chumphon which is scheduled to open early next year. Nicolas has been with Accor for more than 20 years and most recently was in charge of the opening of the Garden Cliff Pattaya (managed by Sofitel).

Lars Alund has been appointed General Manager, All Seasons Pattaya which is schedule to open late 2006. Lars has worked for Accor over ten years starting with Accor Economy Hotels in Scandinavia. Prior to moving to Asia Lars was General Manager Ibis Hotels Copenhagen in Denmark.

Arnaud Rouchon is the new General Manager of Mercure Chonburi in Thailand.

Arnaud has worked for Accor over 10 years starting with the Sofitel Hotel Montpelier in France. Most recently he was at the Sofitel Khartoum in Sudan prior to relocating to Asia.
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