AccorHotels’ newly created Luxury Brands structure, which includes the Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman and Swissôtel brands, has announced the appointment of Andrew Gibson as Vice-President, Well-Being, Luxury Brands.
In his new role, Gibson is responsible for driving the development and execution of the spa and overall wellness strategies for AccorHotels’ luxury brands. This includes refining, developing and revitalizing the direction of the well-being platforms for each luxury brand, encompassing areas such as design and concepts, as well as the creation of facilities and programs. Gibson will also oversee the creation and implementation of wellness standards globally.
Also recently appointed to support Gibson in leading the international Well-Being activities are Lindsay Madden-Nadeau, Director of Well-Being for Raffles, Fairmont and MGallery, and Aldina Duarte Ramos, Director of Well-Being for Sofitel, Swissôtel and Pullman. They will assist Gibson in overseeing and directing the innovation and implementation of concepts for well-being within their respective brands.
“My goal is to establish AccorHotels as ‘the’ leader in the luxury segment; to do this, we need innovators with proven expertise to drive our key business areas, like the increasingly important wellness sector,” said Chris Cahill, AccorHotels’ Chief Executive Officer, Luxury Brands. “Andrew is a visionary and leading voice in the area of wellness and he brings a track record of success. Under his experienced guidance, we look forward to exceeding the expectations of our discerning guests seeking well-being experiences.”
Gibson brings more than 30 years of international hospitality experience in the fields of spa, wellness and leisure to his new position. He most recently served as Vice President, Spa and Wellness for FRHI Hotels & Resorts.
Madden-Nadeau’s most recent role was Global Director of Spa Operations and Integrations for FRHI, where she focused on strategy and driving performance. Responsibilities included supporting spas globally, brand identity, new openings, and consistency of spa operations worldwide.
As Director of Well-Being for Sofitel, Swissôtel and Pullman, Duarte Ramos is recognized as a visionary and leader in the wellness sector. Based in Paris, she brings more than 20 years of cross-cultural experience to her new role, particularly as it relates to the creation and implementation of new concepts in the luxury sector.