AccorHotels announced the appointment of Mark Purcell as Vice President, Development, North America. In this role, Mark will be responsible for driving AccorHotels’ development in North America, based in New York. This appointment was effective as of June 1, 2017.
On the occasion of this appointment, Greg Doman, Senior Vice President, North & Central America, Luxury Hotels Americas & Residential, has declared: “We are excited to welcome Mark to our team, and we are confident that Mark will be a key driver of growth for North America as well as provide a source of expertise and creativity for our ownership and development partners.”
Mark brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry focused in the areas of acquisitions and development, finance and operations. He previously led a regional development team for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Vice President, Development. Mark and his team secured management and franchise agreements on more than 100 hotel projects valued at over $10 Billion that added more than 30,000 rooms to the Starwood system across all product types. Mark began his career with Interstate Hotels and Resorts in 1988 working at three different Marriott hotels. He joined the corporate office in 1994 where he held several positions of progressing responsibility including Corporate Financial Analyst, Director of Business Development and Feasibility and Vice President, Acquisitions and Development before joining Starwood in 2005.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Sciences and Marketing from St. Bonaventure University in New York.