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Philip Jones

Senior Vice President Operations, Middle East & Africa, Premium, Midscale & Economy Brands, Accor

Philip started his career in the United States with Ritz Carlton, where he worked for over 10 years in a variety of operational roles within the Front Office, Housekeeping, and Rooms Division departments, before relocating to the Middle East.

In 2008 he commenced his career in the Middle East, initially as Hotel Manager for several properties with Ritz Carlton, and Jumeirah, before becoming a General Manager with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. He is currently part of the team for Accor in the Middle East & Africa Regional office, where he is overlooking 87 operational hotels, with another 35 properties in the pipeline.

Philip holds two degree certifications from Cornell University and an MBA from École Hôtelière de Lausanne.