The board of directors of international Swiss hospitality company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R) has appointed Olivier Chavy, 52, as its new CEO. He will take over the leadership from Jean-Gabriel Pérès in September 2016.
Chavy has a 28-year track record in hotel operations and brand management and has served as International head, global brand performance of luxury & lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide. His most recent role has been as president and CEO of Wilson Associates, the global interior architectural design firm.
“We are delighted to welcome Olivier to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts,” says Jürgen Fischer, chairman of MH&R: “Olivier will continue to drive value for Mövenpick’s shareholders, hotel ownership partners, employees and guests alike. I am sure that Olivier will propel the company into the next chapter of growth, building on the impressive, existing development pipeline, which will allow us to grow Mövenpick’s network to more than 100 upscale, full-service hotels in the very near future.”
Jean-Gabriel Pérès, whose departure was announced early in the year, will support the transition in leadership to Olivier Chavy.