The opening of the new ibis Styles Macpherson hotel later this year has created an opportunity for close to 100 jobs in hospitality in Singapore, with the owners keen to support the local community.
“We are privileged to build a hotel in Singapore,” said Patrick Kho, Group Managing Director of Lian Huat Group, who have business interests in Singapore, Australia and China including a shophouse hotel in Temple St and serviced apartments in the city of Tianjin, China. “It has always been our vision and passion to expand in Singapore with an international hotel brand and we are very proud to have this opportunity in our home country.”
Lian Huat Group partnered with Nobel Design Holdings and 2E Capital to create this latest hotel, which will be the first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore and the only internationally-branded hotel in the MacPherson area. Ibis Styles is a new fun and funky brand under the global AccorHotels group, and will provide employees with access to a worldwide hotel group and world-class training.
“The newest development in MacPherson will provide many job opportunities for local people and Singaporeans who want to grow their career in hospitality with an international hotel brand,” said Patrick Kho. “We have hired a General Manager who has great passion for staff training, and together with the many Accor programs for career advancement, anyone joining the team will have a world of opportunities.”
General Manager, Shamila Rolfe, with previous experience in opening hotels in Singapore, has come a long way since her beginnings in house keeping to the role of Hotel General Manager, so she is very focused on developing her people and understands how important training is to help people develop in their careers.
“I take great pride in seeing my team grow from strength to strength,” said Shamila. “We will provide flexible employment opportunities for all Singaporeans, whether full-time or part-time and all age groups are welcome to apply.”
Accor has a strong diversity policy, which means the company is open to people from all backgrounds and of all ages.
Shamila says the ibis Styles brand is all about warm and cheerful service with an international guarantee of quality.
“ibis Styles is a funky brand that appeals to the young, modern and creative travellers of today and we are looking for staff who are passionate about their job and their city so that all our guests can enjoy the warmest welcome and the best experience when they stay with us,” she said.
The 298-room hotel, set to open in the last quarter of this year, will be built around a resort-style pool adjacent to the MacPherson Shopping Mall. The hotel’s opening will add a lifestyle experience to the residents and businesses located in the MacPherson area, providing affordable accommodation for visiting colleagues and friends and the perfect place to chill-out or enjoy a meal or drink.
For more information or to apply for one of the positions available at the hotel, simply email toGM1.ibisstyles.sg.macpherson@