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Roger Kacou Appointed Senior Vice President Africa
of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

July 29, 2010 - Roger Kacou joins Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Executive Committee to head up Africa based at the company’s Area office in Cairo as of August 30, 2010.  Roger will drive the continuing success of Mövenpick’s existing portfolio in Africa, comprising 16 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers spanning 5 countries, in addition to developing new destinations across the region. With this appointment Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts puts further emphasis on its strategic growth plans in Africa.
Roger Kacou has a significant experience in Africa, where he has held regional roles for almost 20 years with the InterContinental Hotels Group.  He has also held prominent General Manager appointments in West and East Africa.  Roger has a strong network on the continent and has held leading appointments in several industry organizations, including the Africa Travel Association.
Roger joins Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts from the executive team of Blue City Company Oman, where he was in charge of the development of all resort, hotel, spa and golf facilities in the largest ever real estate and infrastructure project in the Sultanate of Oman.  
Roger, who is French, has a Master of Professional Studies from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. 
Jean Gabriel Pérès, President & CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts says: “With Mövenpick’s current expansion of exclusive resorts and upscale city hotels from Tunisia to Ghana to the West Bank, and with several new projects in the pipeline, we are delighted to have appointed such a recognised professional in Roger.  His experience and skills are ideal to drive both quality and operational results across this diverse portfolio, as well as to further grow our presence strategically across the African continent.”
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale hotel management company with over 12,000 employees, is represented through over 90 hotels existing or under construction in 27 countries with a concentration on its core markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The international hotel group with roots in Switzerland is expanding and has a stated objective of increasing its hotel portfolio (existing and under construction) to 100 by the year end 2010. With two hotel types, business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has clearly positioned itself in the upscale segment and stands for quality, reliability and care with a personal touch. The hotel group is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%).

Kerstin Lehnert
Communications Coordinator
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG
Flughofstrasse 61
8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Phone +41 44 828 41 48

Also See: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ola Ivarsson as Senior Vice President Europe / February 2008
Taninvest Group of Companies Signs Movenpick to Operate a 200 room Resort Near Serengeti National Park in Tanzania / June 2008

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