Accor appoints UK development head

Accor is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Shaw as Development Director for Accor Hotels in the UK & Ireland.
Andrew graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a B.Sc in Hotel and Catering Management.

He joined the Regional Management Training Programme for Forte Hotels in 1984 which provided an excellent foundation for his career in the hotel industry. He soon became Director of TRI Hospitality Consulting, a niche management consultancy practice specializing in providing advice to the hotel and leisure sectors. In Nov 2002 Andrew was appointed Executive Director of the M&S Pub Co. He played an incremental role in increasing the number of properties in the group whilst extending its geographic representation. He then joined Knight Frank Hotels where he successfully managed and launched a specialist hotels service line covering central England and Wales. Andrew has recently been appointed as Development Director for Accor Hotels in the UK & Ireland, with Accor’s ambitious expansion plans this will prove a challenging and exciting role.

Andrew says, “This is an excellent time to be joining the development team of Accor.  We have a very focused development strategy for all our brands, with an emphasis on Etap, Ibis, Novotel and Mercure.  The role of development director presents me with an excellent opportunity to be part of a very dynamic and driven hotel company with a clear strategy for the future development of its limited service Etap through to luxury Sofitel brands.”