SINGAPORE, 11 November 2021: IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the senior team at voco Orchard Singapore ahead of the hotel’s rebranding from Hilton Singapore on 1 January 2022.
The appointments will see Mark Winterton return to Singapore
as general manager and Sahil Rahat stepping into the role of director of sales
& marketing. Walid Ouezini will start as the hotel manager in January 2022.
Marking the voco brand’s debut in Southeast Asia when it opens
on 1 January 2022, the hotel will offer 423 rooms, four restaurants and bars,
and more than 1,750sqm of meeting and event space.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s famed Orchard Road, the
hotel is on the spot for gourmet dining and entertainment options and
world-class attractions such as idyllic Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World
“It is truly good to be back in Singapore and have the
opportunity to introduce the unstuffy charm of voco Hotels to the region.
Positioned as a lifestyle hotel along the vibrant Orchard Road, we look to
inject a dose of voco vibrancy into this iconic property,“ said voco Orchard
Singapore general manager, Mark Winterton.
Voco Singapore team
Mark Winterton, general manager. He returns to Singapore after a three-year stint with IHG Australia to lead the strategic positioning of the hotel as the first voco Hotel to open in Southeast Asia and spearheads the pre-opening conversion operations.
He first moved to Asia in 2007 and has since successfully
launched new IHG hotels such as Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Holiday Inn
Express Singapore Clarke Quay and InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay,
and rebranded Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park.
Sahil Rahat, director
of sales & marketing, joins voco Orchard Singapore after holding dual
responsibilities as director of sales, marketing and revenue, and acting
director of operation at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre.
A familiar face at this iconic Orchard Road hotel, Walid Ouezini has led operations since he joined as the hotel manager in 2019. Post-rebranding, he will continue in the same role at the voco Singapore.
Voco Orchard Singapore will be IHG’s 12th hotel in Singapore and its seventh brand in the country, where it joins Regent, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.