Accor, has appointed Philippe Bijaoui as Senior Vice-President Development, Europe & North Africa for Accor’s world-renowned Economy, Midscale and Premium brands.
With almost 30 years’ experience in the hotel industry for international groups, Philippe’s arrival will support Accor’s ambition to remain the fastest growing hotel group across all segments in Europe & North Africa and continue the expansion of its brands in the region.
Having commenced his role in January 2023, Philippe will be located in Paris and will be part of the newly formed Europe North Africa Executive Committee, as well as the Global Development and D&TS Committee. He will be responsible for defining the growth strategy in the region in collaboration with the Global Chief Development Officer; leading strategic hotel development projects; and building upon the strong relationships held with Accor’s current and potential partners.
Philippe has previously held several development management positions in international hotel groups, including spells as Head of Development Europe for IHG, Chief Development Officer EMEA for Wyndham Hotel Group, and most recently Christie & Co.
In 2020, Phillippe was awarded the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (RICS) qualification (UK), which recognises his professional competence in recognised standards in the property, construction and infrastructure markets.