November 30, 2016

Humans of Mercure Sydney - Daniel Barnard

Today’s Human of Mercure Sydney is truly an exceptional find in this industry; he has a professional working attitude and is an excellent communicator. He brings along 20+ years of experience within the industry and has worked with many luxury, mid-scale and boutique hotel brands. Along with being todays Human of Mercure Sydney,we are also very excited to announce the appointment of Mercure Sydney’s new General Manger, Daniel Barnard.

What do you spend your time doing at Mercure Sydney?
My job involves me doing a little bit of everything every day

What is/are your favourite thing(s) about the hotel?
Good location and great staff 

What was the most interesting job you had before Mercure Sydney?
Closing the Menzies hotel

How did your first week at Mercure Sydney go and what were your first impressions?
Very quickly!! I see it as a hotel at an exciting point with some key personal newly appointed to their roles

Favourite food?
Fillet Steak

Favourite movie?
Zoolander or Back to the Future

Favourite song?
Too many to name!

Did you go through any unusual or funny ‘phases’ during your childhood/teenage years?
I was football mad as a kid I would literally not leave the house without a ball and would turn any situation into an opportunity to play football

What would you consider your best talent?
Playing football (soccer) and socialising

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?
England winning the world cup in 1966

Do you watch/play any sports, and if so, who is your favourite sports-person?
I play many sports, football would be my favourite, and I am a big fan of Stephen Gerrard who just retired.

What is your funniest/silliest moment in life?
There have been many but I think standing on milk crates on Chapel Street one Christmas many years ago, with my cousin singing silent night in “angelic” high pitch voices would have to be up there!

If you could have dinner with any fictional or non-fictional character, who would it be and what would you eat?
I would be most interested to have a cigar and Scotch with Sir Winston Churchill, not a “character” but certainly a character

Favourite quote?
Don’t take life too seriously; you will never get out alive! – Elbert Hubbard