Accor Adds Two SVP’s Within HotelInvest

PARIS—Arnaud Beaulieu and Arnaud Patat are joining Accor as SVP, asset management and SVP, technical services, respectively, within HotelInvest, a European hotel investor. They will report to John Ozinga, COO of HotelInvest.
These two appointments are in line with the group’s property business strategy, which aims to optimize and streamline the asset portfolio. HotelInvest currently owns 1,354 hotels, of which 86 percent are in Europe (France, North Central Eastern Europe and Southern Europe) and 96 percent are in the economy and midscale segments.

Beaulieu will be leading the asset management department, which includes both asset restructuring and portfolio management teams. In this capacity, he will be managing HotelInvest’s property portfolio and supervising relations with partners and investors. He will also be leading strategic reviews on property disposals and acquisition opportunities, and coordinating and steering real-estate transactions.

Patat will head up HotelInvest’s technical division. He will work closely with the head office and country teams and will notably be responsible for upgrading and enhancing the group’s standards, processes and tools.