Paris, France, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ —Accor today (January 6, 2023) announces the appointment of Kamal Rhazali as Secretary General and General Counsel of the Luxury & Lifestyle division, effective February 1, 2023. He will report directly to Sébastien Bazin.
As part of his new duties, Mr. Rhazali will contribute to setting up the “Luxury & Lifestyle” division, participate in defining its strategy and ensure the consistency of its deployment. He will also be involved in external growth operations, work closely with the general managers of the luxury and lifestyle brands, and coordinate the legal, commercial, talent and culture functions of the division. Kamal Rhazali will be part of the Executive Committee of the Luxury & Lifestyle division and will also be a member of the Group Management Board.
Kamal Rhazali holds several law degrees from the Sorbonne University and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2005. He began his career in leading international law firms, in France and then in Dubai, where he has advised multinationals, large institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. In 2013, he joined Katara Hospitality, one of the most prestigious luxury hotel owners in the world, as Legal Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors. In these functions, he took part in all strategic decisions and led the development of Katara Hospitality’s portfolio of emblematic hotels, with the acquisition, among others, of the Plaza in New York, the Grosvenor House and the Savoy in London, the Carlton in Cannes and the Excelsior in Rome.
Accor is a world leader in the hotel industry, present in 110 countries, with more than 5,300 hotels and 10,000 restaurants and bars. The group deploys an integrated hotel ecosystem that is among the most diversified in the sector, notably combining more than 40 luxury and high-end brands, mid-range and economy offers, performance and entertainment venues, clubs, restaurants and bars, private residences, shared accommodation, concierge services and co-working spaces. Accor’s unrivaled position in luxury hotels, one of the fastest growing categories in the industry, is driven by Ennismore, a joint venture in which Accor holds a majority stake. Ennismore is a creative hospitality group bringing together an international portfolio of brands, imagined by visionary, meaningful and passionate entrepreneurs. Accor has a portfolio of incomparable brands, driven by some 230,000 employees around the world. Members benefit from the group’s comprehensive loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless– the daily lifestyle companion, which provides access to a wide range of benefits, services and experiences. Through its global sustainability commitments (such as carbon neutrality by 2050, global removal of single-use plastics from guest experience in hotels, etc.) Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is committed to taking concrete action in terms of ethics and professional integrity, responsible tourism, sustainable development, solidarity commitment, diversity and inclusion. Founded in 1967, Accor SA, headquartered in France, is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC market in the United States (code: ACCYY). For more information, visit group.accor.com , or follow us on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok .
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