Hotel group Accor has appointed
Philippe Bijaoui as senior VP development, Europe & North Africa,
responsible for its economy, midscale and premium brands.
With almost 30 years’
experience in the hotel industry for international groups, Bijaoui’s arrival
will support Accor’s ambition to remain the fastest growing hotel group across
all segments in Europe & North Africa and continue the expansion of its
brands in the region.
Having started his role in January 2023, Bijaoui will be based in
Paris and will be part of the newly formed Europe North Africa Executive
Committee, as well as the Global Development and D&TS Committee.
He will be responsible for defining the growth strategy in the region in
collaboration with the global chief development officer; leading strategic
hotel development projects; and building upon the strong relationships held
with Accor’s current and potential partners.
Bijaoui has previously held several
development management positions in international hotel groups, including
spells as head of development Europe for IHG, chief development officer EMEA
for Wyndham Hotel Group, and most recently Christie & Co.
In 2020, he was awarded the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (RICS)
qualification (UK), which recognizes his professional competence in recognized
standards in the property, construction and infrastructure markets