Inge van Ooteghem appointed as Senior Vice President for Upscale and Midscale Brands at AccorHotels UK & Ireland
Inge van Ooteghem has been appointed as Senior Vice President for Upscale and Midscale hotels, at AccorHotels UK & Ireland. She will have overall responsibility for operations and marketing across Pullman, MGallery, Novotel and Mercure brands in the UK and Ireland.
van Ooteghem has worked for Accor hotels since 1988, most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations for Economy and Budget hotels, Accor UK & Ireland, where she was responsible for overseeing operations across the ibis family brands.
van Ooeghem is heavily involved in Women at Accor Generation, AccorHotels’ network which aims to support the personal and professional development of female employees around the world, with support mechanisms including a global mentoring programme.
The move comes as AccorHotels looks to acquire new portfolios on a franchise and management basis, and accelerate its strong organic franchise growth, with the Mercure brand being a particular area of focus.
Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director AccorHotels UK&I said: “Inge has held a number of key positions during her long career at AccorHotels and has made a significant contribution to the strong performance of the ibis family brands in recent years.
The UK is a growing market and we have ambitious expansion plans. Inge brings a wealth of skills and experience that will be invaluable in driving this expansion through our mid and upscale brands.”
van Ooteghem commented, “I have always been proud to be a part of the AccorHotels family. The UK and Ireland is such an exciting place to be right now in the hospitality industry and I am looking forward to playing my part in driving the success and growth of our mid and upscale brands here.”