AccorHotels Appoints Ian Ricci as Vice President of Development for Canada and the Caribbean

/AccorHotels Appoints Ian Ricci as Vice President of Development for Canada and the Caribbean

AccorHotels Appoints Ian Ricci as Vice President of Development for Canada and the Caribbean

|2018-04-30T14:44:35+00:00April 30th, 2018|

AccorHotels North & Central America has announced the appointment of Ian Ricci as Vice President of Development, Canada & Caribbean. In his new role, he is responsible for overseeing the corporate development strategy for AccorHotels’ expanding portfolio in Canada and the Caribbean.

“We are excited to welcome Ian, as his extensive financial background and hospitality industry experience will be complementary to the team and positively contribute to amplifying the Group’s presence in North & Central America,” said Greg Doman, Senior Vice President, Development North & Central America, Luxury Hotels Americas & Residential. “We are certain that he will be instrumental in identifying opportunities and building successful relationships with new and existing hotel owners and partners in Canada and the Caribbean.”

Ian brings close to two decades of hospitality industry experience with a focus on the financial sector to his new role. He joined AccorHotels from CWB Franchise Finance, a division of Canadian Western Bank, where he was an Account Manager. He held the same position at GE Capital, where he worked for nearly a decade, starting as a Structuring Manager in late 2006. Ian also spent time at HVS International, where he worked on market and hotel feasibility studies, and hotel valuations on a broad range of asset types – from budget hotels to five-star resorts – across Canada and the United States.

Ian began his career as a management trainee at Hilton International, which saw him rotating through all management functions at Hilton Quebec City and The Drake Chicago.

Ian earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Guelph in Ontario.

About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 100 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel; 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, the world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and a rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 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 shares are listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (ISIN: FR0000120404) and traded in the United States on the OTC market (Code: ACRFY)

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