(10 Nov 2021)
 
Mark Winterton has returned to Singapore as
General Manager of the voco Orchard, ahead of the
hotel’s rebrand from Hilton on 1 January 2022.

Joining
him at the hotel is Sahil Rahat who has been appointed as Director
of Sales & Marketing, and Walid Ouezini who will join the property
as Hotel Manager in January.

Mark has spent most of his career with IHG. In
2001 he was working in Bristol, England as Operations Manager for
the Holiday Inn Bristol Flinton.

From there, he moved to London as
EAM of the Crowne Plaza London – The City and later received his
first posting as GM at the Holiday Inn London Regents Park.

Mark Winterton has been appointed General Manager of the voco Orchard Singapore

It was not long after, that Mark was given the
opportunity to manage one of the world’s best airport hotels, and
he returned to Singapore in 2007 as GM of the

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.

Mark’s experience as hotel GM also includes time
spent at the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park, Holiday Inn
Express Singapore Clarke Quay and InterContinental Singapore
Robertson Quay, before he was appointed AGM.

Mark returns to Singapore from Australia
this time, where he was working most recently as IHG’s Area General Manager
Regional New South Wales and General Manager of the Crowne Plaza
Hunter Valley.

He will lead the strategic
positioning of the hotel on Orchard Road as the first voco Hotel to open in South
East Asia and spearheading the pre-opening conversion.

“It is truly good to be back in Singapore and have
the opportunity to introduce the unstuffy charm of voco Hotels to
the region,” said Mark Winterton. “Positioned as a lifestyle hotel
along the vibrant Orchard Road, we look to inject a dose of voco
vibrancy into this iconic property. We invite all guests to ‘come on in’ where you will be
greeted by familiar faces of our long-serving colleagues from the
hotel, and its staple restaurants and bars. Rekindle old
friendships and spark new memories with us at voco Orchard
Singapore.”

Prior to joining voco Orchard Singapore as DOSM, Sahil Rahat
held dual responsibilities as Director of Sales, Marketing and
Revenue, and acting Director of Operations at Holiday Inn Singapore
Orchard City Centre. He has been with IHG for more than 10 years.

A familiar face at this iconic hotel on Orchard Road, Walid Ouezini has led operations since he joined as Hotel Manager in 2019.
An inspirational leader, Walid has been instrumental in
spearheading major projects for the property. Post-rebranding, he
will continue to take on the role as Hotel Manager effective 1
January 2022, and lead daily hotel operations. Walid started his career in
F&B and
has over 18 years of hospitality industry experience across luxury and
lifestyle brands in France, Tunisia, Maldives and South East Asia.

voco Orchard Singapore

When it opens on 1 January 2022, the voco Orchard
Singapore will
offer 423 rooms, four restaurants and bars, and more
than 1,750 sqm of meeting and event space.

The hotel will be IHG’s 12th property in
Singapore and its seventh brand in the country where it joins
Regent, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn
and Holiday Inn Express.


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