Molliet moves up at Accor
Michel Molliet has been appointed chief operating officer of AccorHotels, Greater China. He oversees the management of the group’s 125 operating hotels and projects in the pipeline across mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau ? a portfolio which includes 10 brands from the luxury and upscale to midscale and economy segments.
He was promoted from senior vice president, luxury and upscale, AccorHotels Greater China, Molliet has spent close to 30 years with AccorHotels.
A French national, he first joined the group in 1987 and?was appointed?to his first?general manager post in Thailand in 1992.
He subsequently took up several leading positions within the group, as director of operations for Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos; regional general manager for North Queensland, Australia; and cluster general manager for four key hotel openings and a conference centre in Renmin Square, Xi’an, China.
He left the group for two years to open the 3,000-suite Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau and re-joined AccorHotels in 2008 to play a pivotal role in the repositioning of the Sofitel brand in Greater China in addition to his role as the general manager of Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16.
Molliet takes over from the group’s former COO, Paul Richardson, who becomes chief commercial officer, Greater China, leading the group?s partnership with China Lodging.