Accor appoints luxury specialist to lead Raffles and Orient Express

Accor appoints luxury specialist to lead Raffles and Orient Express

A professional in luxury hospitality, Acar will be bringing his know-how to Accor as effectively as his overall passion for models and will enable Raffles and Orient Express to even further extend about the world.

American oversight

He will be based in New York, reporting straight to Sébastien Bazin on the luxury and way of living government committee and will perform intently together with the other brand name CEOs of the division.

To boost the group’s access and recognition in the United States, Acar will also believe obligation for representing Accor on the North American market.

Extensive occupation

He holds degrees from Lodge Institute Montreux and Hawaii Pacific University, and a certification from Cornell University. Starting his vocation at Four Seasons, he held several operational positions at various accommodations in the United States and Egypt.

Acar moved to Harrods in England as group director of food stuff and beverage in 2005, was appointed standard manager of the Ritz in Paris in 2006, then moved to Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris in the identical capability in 2011.

He joined Katara Hospitality in 2014 as MD for Europe and the Americas, in which he supervised 18 resorts together with The Plaza in New York, Peninsula in Paris, Carlton in Cannes, Excelsior in Rome, Grosvenor Dwelling and The Savoy in London.

Luxury pipeline

In the US, Raffles will welcome Raffles Boston Again Bay Resort & Residences in Q2 this year, comprising 147 rooms in a 33-storey making. Somewhere else, Raffles Red Sea is using form on Shaura Island, Saudi Arabia, as section of the Purple Sea Advancement Challenge. The 200-key web-site is due to comprehensive by the close of this yr.

Orient Express’ pipeline encompasses Orient Specific Palazzo Donà Giovannelli Venice, a 41-important internet site coming to Italy’s floating metropolis in Q1 2024, and Orient Convey Lodge London, a 200-area residence in the British isles money.