New appointments for Accor in China

Following more than two years at the helm in Greater China, Brian Deeson will be taking on a new role as Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific based in Sydney focusing on regional hotel development and hotel branding projects.

Mr Deeson has been in charge of Greater China since moving to Shanghai in 2005. He joined Accor in 2002 after completing the sale of Century International Hotels to the group, a company he set up in Hong Kong in 1989.

Currently based in the Shanghai office, Senior Vice President, Greater China Robert Murray will take over from Mr Deeson effective 1 September, 2007 and assume full operational responsibility for Accor's hotel and resorts in Greater China. Mr Murray has been based in Shanghai since 2005. Prior to this he was based in Australia and held the position of Regional General Manager New South Wales from May 2000 on.

Vincent Lelay has been promoted to the position of Vice President Operations – China based in the Accor Shanghai office. Mr Lelay began his career with Accor 17 years ago in France. Since 2002, Vincent has been based in Singapore, most recently as General Manager, Novotel Clarke Quay and General Manager Delegate, Singapore & Malaysia.