AccorHotels Appoints Karla Erales as General Manager of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

/AccorHotels Appoints Karla Erales as General Manager of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

AccorHotels Appoints Karla Erales as General Manager of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

|2018-06-18T12:22:09-05:00June 18th, 2018|

WASHINGTON D.C. – June 18, 2018 – Karla Erales has been appointed general manager of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, one of AccorHotels luxury brand properties in the nation’s capital. The announcement was made by Mark Huntley Regional Vice President and General Manager, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown. A seasoned hotelier, Erales is responsible for the overall operations, performance and strategic direction of the 237-room luxury hotel.

“I’m thrilled to be granted the opportunity to work in one of the most visited cities in the world and manage one of DC’s notable historical hotels. Together with a very passionate team, we aim to achieve the highest levels of hospitality that Sofitel is known for, delivering superior guest experience and memorable stays in the nation’s capital, states Erales.”

Prior to her new position, Erales was the director of operations and then hotel manager for Swissôtel Chicago from 2016 until May of 2018. Previously, she held progressive roles at Fairmont Mayakoba beginning in 2005 from front office manager to executive housekeeper and director, rooms division, including acting interim director of operations for Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda and Fairmont Mayakoba, Mexico.

Erales began her hospitality career in 1995 at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, where she held several positions including concierge guest recognition, The Club Floor manager/chief concierge and assistant director of housekeeping.. During her time at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Karla was awarded the Les Clefs D’or certification and appointed the vice president of her local chapter.

Erales holds a Public Relations certificate from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, as well as a Diploma in Tourism Management from LaSalle College, Montreal, Quebec.

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 across 100 different countries. 

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years. 

In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge services, co-working, dining, events management and digital solutions.

Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.  Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.   

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

From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.

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