Accor restructures senior operations leadership team

Scott Boyes has been named the senior vice president of hotel operations at Pacific North. Boyes will lead hotels under management agreements in the recently designated Pacific North region. This region will include New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Northern Territory. Boyes will oversee operations in the North Pacific Region for Accor’s premium, midscale, and economy hotels. He began his hospitality career at The Rest Hotel in Milsons Point and has been with Accor for 28 years.  

Adrian Williams has been appointed senior vice president of hotel operations at Pacific South. He will be in charge of Accor’s premium, midscale and economy hotels in the newly designated Pacific South region, including Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia. Beginning his career at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Canada, Williams has more than 30 years of experience in hotel operations and senior leadership.  

A new role of vice president for New Zealand and Fiji has been carved out, which will report to Williams. The appointment to this position will be announced later.  

Danesh Bamji has been named as vice president franchise, Pacific. Responsible for leveraging Accor’s brand, sales, marketing, customer engagement, and digital and loyal strategies along with delivering Accor’s systems, resources and tools, Bamji will oversee a team to support franchise owners to accomplish improved performance and operations in their properties.  

Marcus Hanna is the new vice president of operations Pacific, Sofitel, MGallery and Emblem. Hanna has more than 18 years of experience with Accor, of which 12 years were spent in luxury hotels. With extensive experience in Australia, he has also worked in London, Malta, San Francisco and Singapore; and was most recently the managing director of Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel the Stamford.  

Accor has 19 brands in Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia and Fiji, from luxury to economy segments. Globally, the hospitality group has more than 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage outlets across 110 countries.