Bernard Mercier. Bernard Mercier.

Bernard Mercier has joined Corinthia Hotels as general manager of the Corinthia Hotel Khartoum in Sudan.

He joins Corinthia this month from his previous role as managing director of Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Mercier has previously held senior roles in renowned hotel chains and groups including InterContinental, Sheraton, Orient Express, Kempinski and members of The Leading Hotels of the World.

A Swiss national, Mercier attended the Hotel School in Lausanne and his career has seen him work in senior positions across Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, China, Mexico, French Polynesia, the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Corinthia Hotels CEO Simon Naudi said: “We are delighted to welcome Bernard Mercier at the helm of our operations in Khartoum. The Sudan is entering an exciting new phase in terms of economic development and the Corinthia Hotel is well poised to consolidate our leading role in the city’s hospitality sector.”

Khartoum is a gateway to Central Africa and the five-star Corinthia Hotel Khartoum is located in the heart of the city’s commercial district with 230 bedrooms, eight meeting rooms, six restaurants and cafes plus a spa and gym.

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