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Appointment of Rhys Challenger, General Manager, Mercure Singapore Bugis

August 22, 2016 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Rhys Challenger has been appointed General Manager, Mercure Singapore Bugis. Rhys first joined AccorHotels in 1996 and has since held various Front Office, Food & Beverage, Executive Assistant Manager and Hotel Manager positions across several hotels in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, prior to taking on his first General Manager appointment at the Mercure Nadi in February 2008. Rhys then moved back to New Zealand in February 2010 as the General Manager of Mercure Auckland Windsor and held a dual role as General Manager of All Seasons Auckland in June 2011. He relocated to Asia in February 2012 and took on the role as Resident Manager at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, where he was subsequently promoted to Hotel Manager in June 2015.


As General Manager of Mercure Singapore Bugis, Mr Challenger said “It’s a fantastic opportunity to open the first Mercure Hotel in Singapore. The hotel is strategically located in the center of the Bugis tourist precinct behind the Bugis Plus shopping mall. I look forward to building a team of competent professionals to help me make its own stamp on the tourism industry in Singapore.”


  • Awarded best Quality Hotel Category to the Mercure Hotel Nadi, Fiji Islands 2009 at the Fiji Hotel Awards
  • Mercure Hotel Nadi, Fiji Islands, first Mercure hotel to achieve the Green Globe Environmental award in the Pacific region
  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Singapore Green Hotel Award 2013
  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Building & Construction Authority Green Mark Award 2013 Gold Plus
  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, ISO 14001:2004 Year 2014
  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Kimberly-Clark Singapore Environmental Achievement Award 2014
  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Excellent Service Award 2014, 6 Gold, 2 Silver
  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Accor Asia Pacific Award for Best Business Hotel 2014
  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Best companies to work for in Asia 2015 Award

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