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Xavier Grange

Senior Vice President Development South Europe – Accor

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Biography

Xavier has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality and tourism sector, and especially in development, real estate investment and partner relations. Xavier worked at Marriott for the last 13 years, where he was responsible for developing all the group’s brands in France and the Benelux. He implemented the development strategy for each brand, and launched the franchise business, supervising franchise contracts, management contracts, leases, and investments in new construction and rebranding projects. In addition to France and the Benelux, Xavier also successfully concluded contracts in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland.
Prior to that, Xavier spent nine years with IHG, based in Paris, where he was responsible for developing all IHG’s brands in France.
Xavier started his career in 1994 at Interval International, a vacation and time-share company with 80 resorts in France, the Benelux and Africa.

In April 2021, Xavier Grange joined the Accor Group as SVP Development Southern Europe and became a member of the Southern Europe management committee.