France-based hotel giant Accor has appointed Omer Acar as its CEO for the Raffles and Orient Express luxury brands.
Acar, who will take up his new role on 1 March, will be based in New York and will report directly to Accor’s chairman and CEO Sebastien Bazin.
He will also have responsibility for representing Accor in the North American market with the goal to “enhance the group's reach and recognition in the United States”.
During his career, Acar has worked at several Four Seasons hotels, as well as London’s iconic department store Harrods as group director of food and beverage.
He also worked for Katara Hospitality as managing director for Europe and the Americas, which included supervising hotels such as New York’s Plaza, and the Grosvenor House and Savoy in London.