Paris, July 29th


After nearly three years with AccorHotels as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vivek Badrinath has decided to join an international telecommunications group as head of emerging countries and the Pacific, starting mid-October 2016.

In order to maintain the strong ties that have been built with Vivek Badrinath and ensure that he continues to be involved in the future of AccorHotels, the Board of Directors has invited him to become a Director. Co-opted with effect from October 10th 2016, he will therefore remain associated with the pursuit of the Group’s digital ambitions and will be able to contribute his expertise and viewpoint on sector issues.

Chief Executive Officer, Sébastien Bazin, declared, “Under Vivek’s leadership and the guidance of his teams, AccorHotels has successfully made the transition to digital technology both sooner and faster than its competitors. Every day we demonstrate our Group’s capacity to reinvent itself, act with audacity and push back frontiers. Today, our strength lies in this spirit of conquest. I know that I can rely on Vivek’s full involvement until he leaves in a few months’ time, and that he will continue to deploy the digital plan rapidly and effectively. I am delighted that he will be joining our Board of Directors and will therefore remain closely involved in the Group’s future.”

A new organizational structure that will allow the Group to continue to deploy an offensive and ambitious strategy will be announced by October.


AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including RafflesFairmontSofitel Legend,  SO SofitelSofitelonefinestayMGallery by SofitelPullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of NovotelMercureMama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibisibis Stylesibis budget and the regional brands Grand MercureThe Sebel and hotelF1.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States. 

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