Accor has introduced the appointment of Stephen Alden to the dual part of chief govt Raffles and Orient Express.
He will take up the position on May well 3rd.
Alden will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Accor main govt, and will develop into a member of the team government committee.
Bazin declared: “We are pleased to welcome Stephen, a remarkably respected and visionary leader inside of the global luxurious lodge place.
“His encounter and knowledge will strongly contribute to additional making momentum of our Raffles brand name and to producing the extremely predicted launch of the Orient Specific lodge model a huge accomplishment.”
Alden most recently created and released the Dedica Anthology brand in 2017, encompassing a portfolio of nine exclusive homes across Europe.
He will further more establish both equally brand names by means of extraordinary programming, devoted staff cultures and accelerated development.
Alden said: “It is a privilege to be getting on the stewardship of these two spectacular manufacturers.
“I am enormously hunting forward to this upcoming episode, operating closely with all practical and operational teams and leveraging Accor’s excellent expertise and means globally.
“We have a unique possibility to speed up Raffles’ ahead momentum, as effectively as to reignite the Orient Convey manufacturer, efficiently bringing its glamour and timeless attributes to a new era of resorts commencing with our 1st home in Rome.”
Stephen qualified in Switzerland and moved into the luxury lodge company, exactly where he has concentrated his career at any time given that.
With Starwood he opened the St Regis in New York and led the St Regis and Luxury Assortment makes globally.
He was main executive for 9 several years of Maybourne Hotel Group, whose flagship properties include things like Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley.