She takes over from Philip Logan, who managed the pre-launch and opening of the flagship Novotel in 2017, which represented a £90m investment from the group. Logan will remain within the group, joining the luxury division of AccorHotels Asia Pacific as general manager of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
McMillan began her career with AccorHotels as a rooms division manager at Novotel Glasgow and has also held general manager positions at Ibis Glasgow City Centre, Novotel Glasgow Centre, Novotel Bristol Centre and Novotel Reading Centre. She also managed the opening of Novotel London Brentford in 2014.
Thomas Dubaere, CEO AccorHotels UK and Ireland, said: “Jacqui has shown passion and commitment in every role she has undertaken during her career here at AccorHotels. Developing and retaining talented individuals is not only crucial to our success as a business but to the industry as a whole.
“The time is now right to turn her talents to an exciting role at our newest Novotel in Canary Wharf and I have every confidence that she will continue to be a great asset. We also wish Philip the very best as he returns to his homeland whilst staying in the AccorHotels family.”