Christophe Landais has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dubai-based Action Hotels Company (AHC), the leading owner, developer and asset manager of branded three- and four-star hotels in prime locations throughout the Middle East and Australia.
Landais, former Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Accor in the Middle East, brings more than 30 years’ experience in executive hospitality management to AHC. He will direct the group’s strategy for its 13-strong property portfolio, as well as the development pipeline, soon to offer a total of 2,256 rooms.
His Highness Sheikh Mubarak A. M. Al Sabah, AHC’s Founder and Chairman describes Landais as “a perfect fit” citing his extensive executive hotelier experience at Accor, a preferred Action Hotels’ partner.
“Christophe has spent many years in the hospitality sector holding executive positions, including at Accor in the region. This gives him a deep understanding of AHC’s philosophy, anchored in satisfying the underserved growing demand for economy and midscale hotels.
“Indeed, as Action Hotels owns hospitality real estate, Christophe’s remit will draw on his deep knowledge of designing, developing and operating high-quality, affordable, branded accommodation for today’s discerning, budget-savvy business and leisure travelers.”
Fast on the heels of his appointment, Landais will steer the opening of the group’s next property, the prime-positioned 220-room Novotel Bur Dubai, a four-star, Accor-operated hotel in Dubai Healthcare City.
“The up-coming Novotel Bur Dubai is a perfect example of Action Hotels’ ability to secure prime land to complement its already-strong network of high-quality assets in locations across the Middle East and Australia, each showing its ability for significant capital appreciation.”
Landais confirmed the Novotel Bur Dubai is ready to take reservations from 1st August 2019.