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AccorHotels announces the appointment of Mark Purcell as Vice President, Development, North America. In this role, Mark will be responsible for driving AccorHotels' development in North America, based in New York. This appointment was effective as of June 1, 2017.

On the occasion of this appointment, Greg Doman, Senior Vice President, North & Central America, Luxury Hotels Americas & Residential, has declared: "We are excited to welcome Mark to our team, and we are confident that Mark will be a key driver of growth for North America as well as provide a source of expertise and creativity for our ownership and development partners."

Mark brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry focused in the areas of acquisitions and development, finance and operations. He previously led a regional development team for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Vice President, Development. Mark and his team secured management and franchise agreements on more than 100 hotel projects valued at over $10 Billion that added more than 30,000 rooms to the Starwood system across all product types. Mark began his career with Interstate Hotels and Resorts in 1988 working at three different Marriott hotels. He joined the corporate office in 1994 where he held several positions of progressing responsibility including Corporate Financial Analyst, Director of Business Development and Feasibility and Vice President, Acquisitions and Development before joining Starwood in 2005.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Sciences and Marketing from St. Bonaventure University in New York.

About ACCORHOTELS

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States. 

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Contact: Nicole Lierheimer

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