AccorHotels awards its top franchise hotels

AccorHotels has announced all 12 winners of its Pacific
Franchise Awards for 2018.

The General Manager of the Year award went to Jesse Kornoff from
Mount Lofty House, MGallery by Sofitel, recognising his work at the
boutique hotel over the past 12 months. The hotel also picked up
two other awards at the event, with Mount Lofty House’s Hardy’s
Verandah also winning Restaurant of the Year (joint winners with
Bluestone Bar & Kitchen, The Sebel Launceston), and the
hotel’s David Tonkin winning the Guest Relations Manager
award.

Mount Lofty House was the recipient of three awards at the 2018
Pacific Franchise Hotels Awards.

In other major awards, Novotel Sydney took home the Hotel of the
Year award, Yayai (Jig) Petchsong of The Sebel Melbourne Docklands
won the Rising Star award, and Novotel Wollongong Northbeach won
the Service to the Community award.

The Service to the Industry was presented for the first time,
recognising an individual or team who has shown outstanding
leadership and vision, contributing to the success of the business
and advancing the tourism industry in their respective region. Ray
Stone of Voyages Ayers Rock Resort was the recipient of the
inaugural reward, being recognised for his 35 years of service and
immeasurable contribution to Australia’s iconic tourism
destination.

“Encouragingly the tourism sector is seeing strong performance
across the country and is helping to drive the ongoing market share
growth of AccorHotels and above market results for our franchise
network. Underpinning the franchise hotels’ success is their
access to our powerful global distribution platforms and
industry-recognised loyalty programmes – a powerful combination
alongside our obsessive focus on the guest,” said Simon McGrath,
chief operating officer, AccorHotels.
“We congratulate all our franchise award winners and look forward
to another exciting year ahead of growth in our franchise
portfolio.”

Source: FS – All-Hotels-Blogs
AccorHotels awards its top franchise hotels