Accor appoints Tisdall to extended stay SVP role

Singapore: AccorHotels has appointed Jeff Tisdall as senior vice president development residential and extended stay.

Tisdall moves from his current role of VP residential development international with FHRI, which Accor acquired in 2016. He has been instrumental in integrating the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel (FRS) residential pipeline and leveraging Accorhotels' brands to further ramp up the pipeline.  Tidal has also held senior roles at RCI and Kingdom Hotel Investments.

AccorHotels' residential portfolio pipeline has grown since the acquisition of the FRS brands, from 24 projects in 2016 to more than 50 projects globally. Tisdall will oversee development in the extended stay segment, which Accor describes as "an exciting new growth opportunity".

With the recent acquisition of Mantra, AccorHotels now has more than 40,000 extended stay keys in operation and over 7,000 keys in the pipeline.

Accor has also appointed Andrew Langdon as SVP development Asia, responsible for south-east Asia, Japan and Korea. He joins from Movenpick, where he was global chief development officer.

"We have very ambitious development targets and the appointment of both Jeff and Andrew will allow us to grow in new segments and ensure that we maintain our leadership position globally," said Gaurav Bhushan, global chief development officer at AccorHotels. "One of the key aspects of our acquisition strategy has been to ensure we access the best talent in our industry and these men are two of the best in the business."

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"It’s been really good. For a first event, the numbers are good, and we’ve had some very positive feedback from the owners that we’ve invited here. We’ve had some really good conversation with partners and potential owners. The atmosphere has been really good - I think the tours of Bangkok yesterday which allowed people to get to know each other on an informal basis was a great idea. I’m sure the event will grow from here."

Douglas Martell, chairman & CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group

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