Sofitel appoints biz development manager

Accor has appointed Devi Chima to the role of new Senior Business Development Manager at Sofitel Hotel and Resorts as of 28th August 2007. Devi took a degree in Hotel Management at Cornell University in Sydney, Australia and has been working in the hotel industry ever since. Her experience includes:

á      Oct 2002 - August 2004: Regional House Sales Manager - Sanderson and St Martins Lane Hotel, Ian Schrager Hotels.

á      Sept 2004 - Dec 2005: Sales Manager at Brown’s Hotel, Rocco Forte Hotels.

á      Dec 2005 - July 2007: Acting Director of Sales and Marketing at Brown’s Hotel, Rocco Forte Hotels.



Devi has been brought into develop business at Sofitel Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.  Sofitel, Accor’s luxury brand has ambitious expansion plans for 07/08 with hotel openings planned in the UK & Continental Europe, Central Africa, Australia, South East Asia, Brazil and the Middle East. Accor is delighted to welcome Devi on board at this prominent stage in the brands growth. 


Accor, European leader in hotels and tourism, global leader in corporate services, operates in nearly 100 countries with 160,000 employees. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:

-      Hotels, with the Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, Red Roof Inn, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands: over 4,000 hotels and 475,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Len™tre ;

-      Services to corporate clients and public institutions: 21 million people in 35 countries benefit from Accor Services products - meal and food vouchers, people care, incentive and loyalty programs.