In support of AccorHotels’ acquisition FRHI Hotels and Resorts (FRHI), and as part of the company’s larger strategy to strengthen its luxury and upscale business, the company has appointed Chris Cahill as the Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Luxury Brands.
In this newly created role, Cahill, who will also become a member of AccorHotels’ Executive Committee, will lead the FRHI integration process and be responsible for the strategy and global operations of AccorHotels Luxury Brands. This new structure will include Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend, So Sofitel, Sofitel, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel.
Cahill is an experienced hotelier who has led several successful integrations, is familiar with multi-brand management and brings an extensive background in luxury operations, sales and marketing.
With more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience, including 19 years working with FRHI and its predecessor companies, the company says Cahill is ideally positioned to lead the integration of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands into the AccorHotels portfolio, and will ensure AccorHotels’ luxury brands grow and prosper.
Cahill most recently served as Executive Vice President Global Operations at Las Vegas Sands Corp.