Christophe Landais has been appointed CEO of Dubai-based Action Hotels Company, the owner, developer and asset manager of branded three- and four-star hotels in prime locations throughout the Middle East and Australia.
Landais, former managing director and chief operating officer of Accor in the Middle East, will direct the group’s strategy for its 13-strong property portfolio, as well as the development pipeline, soon to offer a total of 2,256 rooms.
Sheikh Mubarak AM Al Sabah, AHC’s founder and chairman, described Landais as “a perfect fit” citing his extensive executive hotelier experience at Accor.
“Christophe has spent many years in the hospitality sector holding executive positions, including at Accor in the region. This gives him a deep understanding of AHC’s philosophy, anchored in satisfying the underserved growing demand for economy and midscale hotels," he said.
Landais will steer the opening of the group’s next property, the 220-room Novotel Bur Dubai, a four-star, Accor-operated hotel in Dubai Healthcare City.
“The up-coming Novotel Bur Dubai is a perfect example of Action Hotels’ ability to secure prime land to complement its already-strong network of high-quality assets in locations across the Middle East and Australia, each showing its ability for significant capital appreciation,” Landais said, adding that it will take reservations from August 1.
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