Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has promoted Marc Descrozaille to the role of president Middle East & Africa.
He will step into the role from February 1st.
Having joined the hospitality firm in 2017 as vice president, operations, Middle East & Africa, Descrozaille will now take the helm from Andreas Mattmüller, who has retired from his role as chief operating officer, MEA, a region where the company currently manages 50 properties, with 20 more under development.
“Marc has become an invaluable member of the management team and his international experience is proving a real asset in enhancing the ongoing success of our MEA operations,” remarked Olivier Chavy, president, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.
“As we say a fond farewell to Andreas, I hand the baton to Marc, confident in his abilities to build on the remarkable momentum we have achieved in the region and to maximise the many opportunities we have identified to grow our footprint and brand presence.”
Descrozaille joined Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts from Carlson Rezidor where he was area vice president for the firm’s Africa & Indian Ocean operations.
He has significant experience working in the Middle East, having also been employed as regional director, UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Oman for the hotel group.
He has also held key executive positions at several major hospitality companies including Hilton, Compass Group, and London’s Claridge’s Hotel.
Originally from France, Descrozaille is a graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne where he received a degree in hotel and restaurant management.
He also has an MBA from IMHI (Cornell-Essec) in Paris.
“It is a privilege to be promoted to President Middle East & Africa – a role I will relish as Mövenpick continues to cement its reputation as a hotel company that delivers a unique style of hospitality to world-class standards in a growing number of key destinations across the region,” said Descrozaille.
“As a custodian of the brand and its core values, I look forward to championing the essence of what Mövenpick stands for - from culinary innovation and high-quality service to our unwavering commitment to sustainability - while consistently delivering our we make moments business philosophy to guests.”