Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce (R) and Emirates president Tim Clark (L) pose in front of aircraft at Sydney Airport on September 6, 2012. Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on September 6 announced a major global alliance with Emirates that will see its hub for European flights shift to Dubai from Singapore in a bid to stem losses. (AFP/Getty Images)
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.