Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Marc Decrozaille president of its Middle East & Africa division effective Feb. 1, 2018.
Descrozaille is taking over for Andreas Mattmüller, who is retiring. “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 maximize the many opportunities we have identified to grow our footprint and brand presence,” Olivier Chavy, president and CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, told Hotelier Middle East.
Descrozaille is being promoted from his current role of VP of operations for the Middle East & Africa region. Descrozaille will lead the division in operating the region's portfolio of 50 properties and another 20 that are currently under development. "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,” he said.
Much of Descrozaille's experience is focused in the Middle East and Africa. He was in operations with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's Africa & Indian Ocean before joining Mövenpick. He previously held executive positions at several hospitality companies, including Hilton, Compass Group and Claridge's Hotel in London. Descrozaille, a French native, is an Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne graduate in hotel and restaurant management. He also holds an MBA from IMHI (Cornell-Essec) in Paris.