Industry Update
Appointment17 March 2015

Hayden Hughes

Appointed General Manager
At Accor's Darling Harbour Hotels & Area Manager Ibis Budget, Australia

Hayden HughesHayden joined Accor in April 2002 at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. Since then, Hayden has gained a solid background in rooms division and management roles at hotels such as Novotel Twin Waters, Grand Mercure Suites Mackay, Sofitel Gold Coast and Sofitel Brisbane. In May 2010, Hayden was promoted to the role of General Manager, Novotel Melbourne on Collins before being appointed to his most recent role as General Manager, Ibis Budget Brand and Ibis Sydney Airport in June 2014.


Accor is a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more.
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