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Accor Pacific’s 2014 Franchise Award Winners Announced

October 30, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The success and achievements of Accor’s growing franchise network of over 70 hotels was celebrated at the fourth annual Accor Pacific Franchise Awards, held last night in the Adelaide Hills at the iconic Mount Lofty House MGallery Collection hotel.

The Accor Pacific Franchise Awards have become a prestigious event on the Accor event calendar recognising the outstanding hotel performance of franchise hotels across Australia and New Zealand as well as individuals for their services of excellence.

Chief Operating Officer Accor Pacific, Simon McGrath was joined by Vice President Operations Franchise and Strata Hotels, Dino Mezzatesta, to present the eight major awards to Accor’s top performing franchise hotels.

Mercure Centro Port Macquarie was crowned Accor Pacific Franchise of the Year 2014, and also took home the midscale brand award for Mercure of the Year.

General Manager of ibis Styles Melbourne The Victoria Hotel, Peter Barker, collected the highly coveted General Manager of the Year award which recognises a leader who adopts Accor’s values of Innovation, Respect, Trust, Spirit of Conquest and Performance. The hotel claimed the prize for ibis Styles of the Year in the brand category for the second consecutive year.

Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour received the Franchise Loyalty Award thanks to its highly successful engagement with Accor’s loyalty programs Le Club Accorhotels and Accor Advantage Plus.

Novotel Rooty Hill kept up with its double winning streak from previous years, and took out the Franchise Customer Service award as well as the Novotel of the Year brand accolade.

The Playford Adelaide, which joined Accor’s MGallery Collection of boutique hotels earlier this year was the winner in the MGallery, The Sebel and Grand Mercure brand category.

Accor’s Vice President Operations for Franchise and Strata Hotels, Dino Mezzatesta, said “This year we have welcomed The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites Brisbane – a member of the MGallery Collection, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, Mercure Gerringong and Mercure Portsea Golf Club and Resort to our network. These properties add to an exciting pipeline of hotels that will integrate into our franchise portfolio over the coming months.

“Our annual Franchise Awards night is a great opportunity for us to showcase and recognise the business performances and achievements of a franchise property under the Accor umbrella, while also celebrating individual successes across Australia and New Zealand.

“We congratulate all the award winners and look forward to another prosperous year ahead in our franchising hotel network,” concluded Mr Mezzatesta.

Accor Pacfic Franchise Award winners 2014

L to R: Dino Mezzatesta, Vice President Franchise & Strata Hotels Accor Pacific, Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer Accor Pacific, media personality and MC Sam Kekovich, Peter Emery, General Manager Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, Chris Abel, General Manager Mercure Centro Port Macquarie, John Pullman, Director of Sales and Marketing The Playford Adelaide, A Member of the MGallery Collection, Geraldine Vejano, Executive Assistance Manager ibis styles Melbourne The Victoria, Michael Issenberg, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Accor Asia Pacific and Samantha Eise, Business Development Manager, ibis styles Melbourne The Victoria.

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