Accor appoints Kamal Rhazali as secretary general of lifestyle and luxury | Article

Accor has announced that Kamal Rhazali has been appointed as secretary general and general counsel of its Luxury and Lifestyle division.

His appointment will be effective 1 February, 2023 and he will be reporting directly to Sébastien Bazin.

In his new role, Rhazali will be assisting in setting up the Luxury and Lifestyle division, defining its strategy and ensuring its consistent implementation. As part of his role, he will also be involved in M&A transactions.

Accor added he will work closely alongside the Luxury and Lifestyle brands CEOs and coordinate the Legal, Commercial, and Talent and Culture functions of the division.

Rhazali will be part of the executive committee of the Luxury and Lifestyle division and member of the Group Management Board.

He holds several law degrees from the Sorbonne University and has been admitted to the Paris Bar in 2005. He started his career with top tier international law firms, in France then Dubai, where he advised international corporates, top-tier institutional investors and sovereign funds.

He joined Katara Hospitality in 2013 as general counsel and board secretary. In that capacity, he took part in all strategic decisions and led the expansion of Katara Hospitality’s portfolio of iconic hotels, with the acquisition of, among others, the Plaza in New York, the Grosvenor House and the Savoy in London, the Carlton in Cannes, and the Excelsior in Rome.

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