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August 25, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Vincent Lelay has been appointed as the Cluster General Manager for The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa, Managed by Accor, and Sofitel So Singapore.

With a career at Accor that spans over 23 years, Lelay brings to both properties a wealth of international hotel management experiences.

unnamedPrior to this appointment, Lelay was the Project Liaison Manager at The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa, where he managed the upcoming refurbishment of the hotel in  preparation for the rebranding exercise into a Sofitel hotel in 2015. He has also held several senior management roles including Vice President of Hotel Operations for Greater China where he supervised and operated more than 50 hotel projects from development phase to operations. During this time, he developed a strong appreciation and a deep understanding of the Asian culture. As General Manager, Lelay was instrumental in the successful rebranding of the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel and Novotel Clarke Quay in Singapore.

Before his successful venture in Singapore, Lelay spent eight years in Indonesia as the Regional General Manager of Operations for Accor in Yogyakarta and Central Java and managed numerous hotels in Asia and Europe for the group.

On his new role, Lelay said, “I feel extremely privileged to be given this opportunity to spearhead the fantastic resort on Sentosa that has so much potential as well as the world’s third Sofitel So label hotel. I very much look forward to working with both teams and taking the two properties to greater heights.”

As the Cluster General Manager of two distinctively different properties, Lelay will assume the responsibility of managing The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa, a 215-room resort which includes four Villas du Jardin as well as eight versatile meetings and events spaces. The resort will undergo extensive refurbishment in the upcoming months and will eventually be rebranded to a Sofitel Hotel in 2015.

Lelay will also continue to grow the boutique hotel’s business at Sofitel So Singapore which offers
134 rooms including nine suites with surprise elements designed by the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, blending French decadence and sophistication with Singapore’s modernity set in an iconic heritage building in the bustling business district.

Born in France, Lelay was educated in Strasbourg and Paris, and has attended the GM’s Program in Cornell University. He is married with a daughter and is fluent in French, English and some Spanish and Mandarin.


·  Awarded the “Hall of Fame” by the Pacific Asia Travel Association, in recognition of his effort developing and promoting tourism in Central Java in 1999.

·  “Kalacipta Wisata Award” by the governor and tourism board of Yogyakarta, in recognition of his contribution in developing the tourism industry in Indonesia in 2002.

·  “Indonesia New International Award” from Indonesian Parliament for his effort in developing tourism in Indonesia during his role as Regional General Manager of Accor hotel Operations in Yogyakarta and Central Java in 2002

·  “Accor Silver Bernarche 2002” by ACCOR Chairman and CEO for his exceptional performance and contribution to the group success.

·  Awarded in the prestigious Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2006 & 2007,
General Manager of the Year (All hotels category)

About The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa, Managed by AccorThe Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa, Managed by Accor is a five-star luxury property on Sentosa Island which boasts elegant low-rise architecture and plush interiors. This 215-room resort is a stylish, tranquil sanctuary situated atop a cliff in 27 acres of lush tropical greenery and home to The Cliff, the hotel’s award-winning fine dining restaurant. The hotel is owned by Royal Group Holdings and managed by Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe.

Nearly 45 years, Accor has constantly reinvented its businesses to keep pace with the world around it, with the goal of providing innovative, high-quality products.

Thanks to our powerful, highly respected brands, our employees forge lasting interpersonal relationships and deploy their unique skills to develop and deliver solutions that create wellness.

For nearly 45 years, across all brands and regions, Accor’s five core values of innovationa spirit of conquestperformancetrust and respect have been shared and expressed every day by its160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide. Managers leverage these values to provide support for team members as part of the Group’s ongoing transformation and development.

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