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AccorHotels appoints Brown to vice president, wellness, role

AccorHotels has appointed Emlyn Brown to the role of vice president, wellbeing its luxury and upper upscale brands.

Brown joins AccorHotels from Resense Spas, where he most recently held the position of global design director and was responsible for managing corporate strategies, wellbeing concepts and related design services.

“We are delighted to have Emlyn join our team; his experience, skill set and leadership traits position him well for future success within the group,” said Rick Harvey Lam, senior vice president, AccorHotels luxury brands.

“Emlyn will direct our global strategy in the pivotal area of wellbeing, enhancing our global luxury wellness offering through transformative guest experiences integrated with our leading spa and wellness standards.”

He brings over 20 years of international experience to this role, beginning his wellness career in 1996.


Since then, Brown has held several progressive management positions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Over his career, he has led group operations of several leading luxury spa and fitness operators.

During his time at Resense Spas he also held the position of managing director of Asia, accountable for the management and growth of the portfolio in China and south-east Asia.

“It is an honour and a privilege to join AccorHotels, to work with its prestigious luxury brands and among the highly respected professionals of its global wellness and marketing teams,” said Brown.

“Our discerning and affluent clientele are well-travelled individuals and they are increasingly motivated by the opportunity to maintain and even improve their approach to health and wellbeing along their journeys.

“From designs and concepts to facilities and programmes, my goal is to continue to surpass the expectations of our guests and infuse their entire hotel experience with opportunities for transformative, innovative and extraordinary moments of wellness and wellbeing.”