Fairmont Hotels & Resorts appoints new global CEO

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts appoints new global CEO

Mark Willis has been named as the hotel group's chief executive officer

Accor has announced Mark Willis as the new global CEO for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

The appointment follows Accor’s move to consolidate its brands into two divisions: a "premium, midscale division" and a "luxury and lifestyle division".

As the chief executive officer of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts worldwide, Mark Willis is responsible for the luxury brand’s portfolio of more than 100 hotels in operation and under development globally. 

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With more than three decades of high-level industry experience with international hospitality brands IHG, Sun International and the Radisson Hotel Group, Willis spent many years in senior leadership positions, including senior vice president Middle East, Africa and Turkey. 

Willis holds an MBA in International Business from Oxford University, has completed several senior management programmes at Cornell University and was the CEO for India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Accor, overseeing a portfolio of more than 520 hotels in operation and development among 20 brands.

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