Mercure South Africa has appointed Thulani Xhali as its Cluster General Manager.

Xhali has a Master of Science (Msc) in International Hospitality and Service from the University of Derby in the United Kingdom. This accreditation, along with his dissertation, which focused on sustainability – a global Accor drive too – makes him well qualified to assume the position.

Having lived in both the Netherlands and Nigeria, Xhali has the skills and experience in dealing with people from diverse backgrounds. This, he believes, will be an added advantage when it comes to living and working among the rainbow nation.