AccorHotels Group annou ced lately it is talking to potential investors for the intended sale of a majority of its HotelInvest branch (project b ooster). AccorHotels Germany herewith informs about related adjustments in the leadership team since January 1st. For details see the overview of the Executive Committee of the AccorHotels Group here: http://www.accorhotels-gr the current transitional period Laurent Picheral takes over the newly created position as global Deputy CEO/COO of HotelInvest focusing on project booster together with newly appointed CEO of HotelInvest John Ozinga.

Laurent Picheral

In the interim Picheral will remain with his tasks leading AccorHotels Germany as chairman of the German managing board. Jean-Jacques Dessors is newly appointed CEO HotelServices Europe (exluding France and Switzerland) and taking over Laurent`s tasks as former CEO HotelServices Central & Eastern Europe. Additional adjustments may be considered later in 2017, when project Booster proceeds and HotelInvest, future`s Europe’s leading hotel owner and investor, will operate.

About project Booster:

Jean-Jaques Dessor

In order to ensure its long-term expansion, AccorHotels instigated significant changes at the end of 2013 to leverage the complementarity of its two historical fields of expertise: operating and franchising hotels (HotelServices), and owning and investing in hotels (HotelInvest) the Group is working in two strategical divisions. The mission of
HotelInvest is to streamline and manage the existing asset portfolio through disposals and acquisitions based on three criteria: margin, cash generation and location. The goal for HotelInvest is to establish the leading hotel investor in the economy and midscale segments in Europe, focus on cash-flow generation and reduce result volatility, optimize CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) allocation strategy and support AccorHotels’ development by investing selectively in properties. On July 2016, the Group pursued its strategy
of continuous improvement and significant expansion by initiating a project to create a dedicated subsidiary for its HotelInvest operations. The goal for the “Booster” project is to

John Ozinga

provide AccorHotels with greater financial resources to speed up growth in these two business lines within the Group, while enabling us to open up HotelInvest’s share capital to outside investors, which will ev entually take a majority stake.
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