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Marie-Paule Nowlis

Area General Manager Sofitel UK & Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Accor

Marie-Paule Nowlis is General Manager at Sofitel London St James and was also recently made Area General Manager Sofitel UK- Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.

Marie-Paule has over 30 years of experience with the Sofitel brand and a career shaped by international roles.

Prior to joining Sofitel London St James in 2019, Marie-Paule Nowlis held the position of Acting General Manager at Sofitel New York and was responsible for the operational and strategic execution of the 400-room branded flagship property.

Marie-Paule started her hospitality journey in 1988 and joined Accor in 1989 as Night Manager at Sofitel Strasbourg. Before moving to the United States in 2015, Nowlis held a number of top positions with Sofitel while based in Paris, including Vice President of Guest Experience & Operations for Sofitel – Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Brand Director of Sofitel Legend. Nowlis was elevated to these roles after spending more than 18 years rising through the ranks of Sofitel properties, including the opening of the Sofitel Le Faubourg in Paris as Director of Operations and Head of Food and Beverage at the Scribe Hotel in Paris.

Nowlis holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from ESSEC-Paris Business School and an undergraduate degree in Hotel and Food Service Management.