The Marco Polo, the world's biggest container ship, leaves Southampton docks on December 10, 2012 in England. On its first visit to Europe, the 54m (177ft) wide and 396m (1299ft) long container ship - which is 51m (167ft) longer than the Queen Mary II - will mostly carry consumer goods for delivery to shops for Christmas. (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.