Jeff Huyben is moving on from Mercure Alice Springs Resort after 13 years, with Emma Todd taking over as general manager from January 21.
Huyben has been instrumental in the rebranding and redevelopment of the 139-room resort when it first joined the AccorHotels network in 2017.
His service to the community has been recognised as Tourism Central Australia’s Industry Achiever in 2015; he is currently Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners at Tourism Northern Territory, has served as Chair of Tourism Central Australia and is a former board member of the Australian Regional Tourism Board.
Todd will join Mercure Alice Springs Resort with over 20-years’ experience in hotels and resorts. Her previous role was general manager at the Quest Palmerston.
“Jeff led the team through a significant rebrand and redevelopment of the resort in 2017 and his passion and commitment will leave a lasting legacy for the local tourism industry and the community,” said Danesh Bamji, general manager franchise AccorHotels Australia.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Emma Todd to the helm and are confident she will add her own mark on the Alice Springs Community.
“On behalf of AccorHotels, we’d like to thank Jeff Huyben for his service and his passion for engaging and giving back to the local Indigenous community, he will be missed and wish him every success in the future.”