AccorHotels is one of the world leaders in travel and lifestyle who aims to offer tailored experiences to its guests. AccorHotels have more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, and works in 2,500 of the finest private residences around the world.
AccorHotel’s HotelInvest division in the UK has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer. Oliver Daguzan has been placed in to the role after working with AccorHotels for over 15 years. Most recently Daguzan’s role was the Chief Operating Officer for HotelInvest’s Benelux and Switzerland arm. His experience in this role will stand him in good stead when starting in his new position. This UK role will be focusing on building the portfolio of HotelInvest. This will be achieved by selecting sites to become part of HotelInvest’s portfolio and making sure enough value exists within existing properties.
HotleInvest occupies itself with AccorHotel’s owned portfolio, with the intention of developing it. This development comes from ensuring the ownership structure in place is at its optimum for efficiency and cost. This optimization creates the maximum possible profit for the company. The portfolio is also maintained by investing in regenerating, extending or refurbishing properties so they maintain a highest of standards and can offer guests the best experience during their stay. The AccorHotel portfolio can also be improved by buying more hotels and investing in building new hotels. Recent additions to this portfolio includes an Ibis, opened in Cambridge in September 2016 that holds 231 rooms. There is also a 196 room Ibis located in Canning Town meant to be opening this year and a Novotel in Caray Wharf set to be a £90 million investment and the tallest Novotel in the world’s, standing at 39 storeys.