Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Promotes Marc Descrozaille to President Middle East & Africa
Marc will now take the helm from Andreas Mattmüller
Senior management appointment will build on hospitality firm’s ongoing success in MEA as its Chief Operating Officer for the region, Andreas Mattmüller, retires from his role
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has promoted Marc Descrozaille to President Middle East & Africa (MEA), effective 1st February 2018.
Having joined the hospitality firm in 2017 as Vice President Operations Middle East & Africa, Marc will now take the helm from Andreas Mattmüller, who has retired from his role as Chief Operating Officer MEA, a region where the company currently manages 50 properties, with 20 more under development.
“Marc has become an invaluable member of the management team and his international experience is proving a real asset in enhancing the ongoing success of our MEA operations,” remarked Olivier Chavy, President & CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.
“As we say a fond farewell to Andreas, I hand the baton to Marc, confident in his abilities to build on the remarkable momentum we have achieved in the region and to maximise the many opportunities we have identified to grow our footprint and brand presence.”
Marc joined Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts from Carlson Rezidor where he was Area Vice President for the firm’s Africa & Indian Ocean operations.
He has significant experience working in the Middle East, having also been employed as Regional Director, UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Oman for the hotel group. He has also held key executive positions at several major hospitality companies including Hilton, Compass Group and London’s Claridge’s Hotel.
Originally from France, Marc is a graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne where he received a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He also has an MBA from IMHI (Cornell-Essec) in Paris.
“It is a privilege to be promoted to President Middle East & Africa – a role I will relish as Mövenpick continues to cement its reputation as a hotel company that delivers a unique style of hospitality to world-class standards in a growing number of key destinations across the region,” said Marc.
“As a custodian of the brand and its core values, I look forward to championing the essence of what Mövenpick stands for - from culinary innovation and high-quality service to our unwavering commitment to sustainability -while consistently delivering our we make moments business philosophy to guests.”
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 40 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Kuredhivaru (Maldives), The Hague (The Netherlands) and Basel (Switzerland). Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.