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Mr. Neil Paterson, New GM of Novotel Hyderabad CC & HICC
  • September 2014

Mr. Neil Paterson appointed as the General Manager, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & Hyderabad International Convention Centre

Mr. Neil Paterson has been appointed as the General Manager, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre (NHCC) and Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) of Accor Group.

NHCC and HICC is Mr. Paterson’s first appointment in India. He finds comfort in his team and was very quickly adapted himself to the culture of the city.

In the leadership role, Mr. Paterson is responsible for spearheading operations at NHCC and HICC. A firm advocate of leading with hands-on approach and team work, Mr. Paterson is directly involved in the planning and strategising of innovations and best practices at the hotel and convention centre.

Mr. Paterson brings with him 20 years of experience in the trade & hospitality industry. He has been with Accor since 2004 and has held various positions across locations. He was most recently the General Manager of Novotel Canberra, where he was instrumental in raising the property to the number one position in STR competitor set and maintained position for over 15 months consecutively month on month. During the past two decades he has been involved in the overall management of premium properties, sales and marketing and has helped build the Accor brand. With his sheer dedication & commitment he worked his way up and has been a performer all throughout his career. He has held different positions like General Manager - Mercure Hotel Parramatta, Director of Sales & Marketing - Greater Sydney Hotels, Regional Director of Sales - Victoria and Tasmania hotels and many others.

Mr. Paterson has given up the sunnier Australia for a new base in India and is already acclimatising to the Indian culture and is working hard to develop a strategic approach to identifying and securing new business in the region.

He has a huge passion for the hospitality industry and enjoys the fast pace, every changing environment that the industry throws up each day. Throughout his career, his people management abilities have made him proficient in heading multi-cultural teams across brands.

He is eagerly looking forward to travel and explore India’s rich and vibrant cultures during his tenure with Accor in India.

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