Friday, January 18, 2013


Kota Kinabalu:  January 2013 – Vivian Chu, the current Executive Assistant Manager of Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo became the first Sabahan to be selected to participate in Accor Group’s GM Pass Asia Program.


GMPass Asia Program is a 12 months Personal Development Plan aiming to prepare a few selected managers within Asia for a future as General Manager. There will be a list of recommended projects, assignments, on the job experiences and training programs to develop the skills and advancement based on Accor Asia General Manager key competencies.


Jacques Leizerovici, General Manager of Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo states, “Vivian has proven herself to be highly passionate about the hotel industry and her 13 years of hotel experience certainly make her an asset to Novotel. We’re confident Vivian’s remarkable leadership skills will reinforce and strengthen her competencies while undertaking the development program.” The hotel has also trained, recognized and promoted four other Sabahans to Executive Level who are now heading the departments.


A native of Kota Kinabalu, Vivian joins Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo in 2009. Prior to her appointment, she was Director of Sales at The Empire Hotel & Country Club Brunei Darussalam and Sales Manager at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. She also held a position at 1Borneo Management Corporation as Deputy Director Centre Management / Retail Director.
About Novotel:
As the mid-scale hotel brand within the Accor group portfolio, Novotel offers close to 400 hotels and resorts in 60 countries, situated in the centre of major international cities from business districts to tourist destinations. Novotel’s consistently high standard of service contributes to the wellbeing of both business and leisure travellers: think spacious, modular-design guestrooms, balanced cuisine available 24/7, excellent meeting facilities, attentive staff, dedicated children’s areas and rejuvenating wellness facilities. The Novotel group is a pioneer in sustainable development and all Novotel hotels participate in the Green Globe worldwide environmental certification programme.
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