Accor has appointed Ben Cary VP of development, Eastern United States, and Nicolas Martinez VP of development, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.
In their roles, each senior executives will assist the acceleration of the group’s development technique in North and Central America, additional strengthening Accor’s presence within the area. Cary and Martinez will handle all elements of development and work with varied stakeholders, primarily builders, traders and homeowners, with a give attention to figuring out new enterprise alternatives, main the execution of agreements and subsequent transition to the operations groups, of their respective areas.
“With a number of years of expertise within the hospitality business, Ben and Nicolas deliver a wealth of information and key market experience that can strengthen our staff and drive continued growth of our lodge portfolio throughout an necessary 12 months of development,” stated Mark Purcell, SVP, development, Accor North & Central America. “This 12 months has introduced attention-grabbing alternatives that stretch past the notable developments and conversions we have now seen previously few years, setting the stage for sustained development all through 2021 and past. I’m thrilled to welcome these two leaders to our development staff to assist our strong and constant tempo of development and fortify the group’s strategic growth in North and Central America, significantly within the luxurious and life-style segments, that are effectively poised for development.”
Cary brings greater than 20 years of hospitality expertise with company, funding and property groups to Accor. He has steered corporations by way of model expansions and enterprise transformations, and has negotiated and executed a number of agreements.
Cary has held varied senior management positions in development, asset administration and actual property at luxurious lodge manufacturers, together with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Meininger Hotels. Most just lately, Cary was SVP at Meininger America, the place he led all sides of the corporate’s growth in North America, together with devising and implementing the expansion technique for the area and overseeing development of the primary lodge within the United States. Before this position, Cary was director of development at Starwood.
Cary holds a Bachelor of Science diploma from The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Martinez has expertise in development and finance, spanning over a decade within the hospitality business. He led monetary and development methods for actual property and lodge manufacturers all through Mexico.
In his most up-to-date position as Hilton’s director of development for Mexico, Martinez spearheaded development plans and immediately managed the relationships with lodge homeowners and traders for the corporate countrywide. Before this position, Martinez held a sequence of administration positions at Hilton Worldwide all through his profession, together with director of finance and workplace supervisor on the Hilton Worldwide company workplace in Mexico, the place he was accountable for the institution and development of the world finance division. He has additionally labored with JLL Mexico Hotels and Hospitality Group, main the asset administration division for their inns, specializing in bettering working efficiency.
Martinez holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and is a graduate of the commercial engineering program with a focus in finance from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.
Over the previous two years, Accor has augmented its portfolio in North and Central America with the introduction of a number of new life-style and luxurious manufacturers, together with SO/, MGallery Hotel Collection and 21c Museum Hotels, with confirmed plans to deliver two extra manufacturers to the area, Raffles Hotels and Sofitel Legend by 2022. The firm has 20 manufacturers represented in North and Central America, largely within the luxurious and life-style segments.