Robert Gaymer-Jones appointed CEO of Sofitel Worldwide

Robert Gaymer-Jones has officially been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Sofitel Worldwide. Prior to his appointment, Gaymer-Jones served as Chief Operating Officer Sofitel Worldwide, a position he held since joining Sofitel in 2007.

Hotel Management sat down with Gaymer-Jones for a one-on-one interview in January, where he detailed his efforts to reposition Sofitel as an international luxury hotel brand

During his three years with the brand, Gaymer-Jones held the responsibility of implementing the ambitious plan to reposition Sofitel as a new global reference for the standard of international luxury hotels. Highlights during his tenure include: a complete restyling of the brand, reorganization of the network and an overall implementation of new standards and concepts including the launch of the two labels, Sofitel Legend and Sofitel So. 

The repositioning of Sofitel is now seen as a success with its new vision bolstered by strong brand values. Reinforced by this appointment, Robert continues to develop the network and to increase the brand’s status through recognition and brand awareness. 

Robert has more than 35 years of experience in the luxury international hotel industry, having previously served in top positions for Marriott International and other leading global hotel companies in more than nine countries and three continents. After graduating from Hotel School in the United Kingdom, Robert went on to develop his career starting in food and beverage at hotels and resorts in Switzerland, The Bahamas and Bermuda, before joining Marriott International in the United States, Middle East and Europe. 

Robert resides with his wife Monique and their two children in both London and Paris where he oversees the Sofitel worldwide team.


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