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Accorhotels has appointed Jonathan Sheard as senior VP of development for UK and Ireland.
This new role will see Sheard leading the company’s strategic priorities to “accelerate strong organic franchise growth” particularly for the Mercure and ibis Styles brands as well as seeking out projects for development by HotelInvest.
In addition, Jonathan’s remit also includes support for major development deals in other countries within NER Region.
Jonathan has worked for Accorhotels since 1992, most recently as senior VP for Luxury, Upscale and Midscale Brands, UK&I.
Thomas Dubaere, MD Accorhotels UK&I said: “Jonathan has held a number of key positions during his career at Accorhotels and has already contributed to the additional growth of our portfolio particularly in the Mercure brand which has significantly increased in the last two years.
The UK is a growing market and we have ambitious expansion plans to reach 40,000 rooms in the coming years. Jonathan's skill set alongside the experienced team will be invaluable.”