Michael Issenberg has joined the Board of TFE Hotels as the
Australia-based group readies itself for the next
phase of global expansion.
Michael, a 26-year veteran of Accor – where he was
Chairman and CEO, Accor Asia Pacific – has more than 42 years
of international experience at executive management and Board
level in the travel and hospitality industries.
During his tenure at Accor Asia Pacific, he grew his regional network
from 200 hotels to 1250.
Michael is the current Chair of Tourism Australia and a Director of the Star Entertainment Group. He is also a lifetime member of the Cornell Hotel Society; a lifetime member (and former Deputy Chair) of the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) Australia; and a recipient of both the Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur and L’ordre National du Mérite from the French Government.
Allan Vidor, Chairman of TFE Hotels, said Michael was an outstanding hotelier who will complement TFE’s strong line-up
of existing Board Members and Executives.
“As TFE looks to 2024 and beyond, we are focused on growth, quality and innovation,” Allan said. “And in that respect, we are thrilled that Michael has joined the Board. He is results driven, highly skilled in acquisitions and mergers and, during his tenure, led
Accor to become the largest hotel operator in Singapore,
Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New
Zealand, supporting more than 140,000 employees.”
Michael’s appointment comes as TFE celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its joint venture partnership between Australian based TOGA Group and Singapore-based hotel company, Far East Orchard Limited.
TFE recently debuted the Vibe Hotels and Adina Hotels
brands into Singapore and the Adina brand in Austria and
Switzerland, and continues to develop a robust pipeline of hotels
in Australian, New Zealand and European markets.