PARIS, France — AccorHotels has appointed Mark Purcell as vice-president, Development, North America. In this role, Purcell will be responsible for driving AccorHotels’ development in North America, based in New York.
“We are excited to welcome Mark to our team, and we are confident that Mark will be a key driver of growth for North America as well as provide a source of expertise and creativity for our ownership and development partners,” says Greg Doman, SVP, North & Central America, Luxury Hotels Americas & Residential, AccorHotels.
Purcell boasts more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry focused in the areas of acquisitions and development, finance and operations. Prior to joining AccorHotels, he led a regional development team for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as vice-president, Development, where he was responsible for securing and managing franchise agreements on more than 100 hotel projects that added more than 30,000 rooms to the Starwood system.