Accor appoints new CEO for Raffles and Orient Express

Accor has appointed Omer Acar as the new CEO for its Raffles and Orient Express brands, with the industry veteran set to take charge on 1 March 2023.

An eminent specialist in luxury hospitality, Acar is a respected leader with an in-depth knowledge of the world of luxury. He will bring to Accor his strong expertise as well as his overall passion for brands, helping Raffles and Orient Express shine ever brighter around the world and further expand.

As CEO, he will be based in New York and report directly to Sébastien Bazin on the Luxury & Lifestyle Executive Committee. He will also work closely alongside the other brand CEOs of the division, and to enhance the group’s reach and recognition in the United States, will also assume responsibility for representing Accor on the North American market.

Acar began his career at Four Seasons in various operational positions at several hotels in the United States and Egypt. He moved to Harrods in England as Group Director of Food & Beverage in 2005, was appointed General Manager of The Ritz in Paris in 2006, and then moved to the Royal Monceau Raffles in the same capacity in 2011. He joined Katara Hospitality in 2014 as Managing Director for Europe and the Americas, where he supervised 18 hotels including the Plaza in New York, Peninsula in Paris, Carlton in Cannes, Excelsior in Rome, Grosvenor House and Savoy in London.

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