Karim Malak has been named CEO of EasyHotel and is expected to join the budget hotel group in December.
His appointment follows the death of former general manager François Bacchetta, who died earlier this year at the age of 56.
Mr. Malak will leave the Adagio aparthotel group, where he had been general manager for five years, to join EasyHotel. In addition to working at Accenture and Boston Consulting Group during his consulting career, he also founded Mereo, a revenue management and pricing consulting firm.
I am delighted to be joining the group at this exciting time and look forward to working with this ambitious team to further develop the brand and deliver further growth.
Karim Malak, CEO of EasyHotel
His appointment follows the death of former General Manager François Bacchetta, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 56.
Karim brings with him a wealth of industry expertise, combining a strong background in data analytics and agile hotel operations with a proven track record in delivering strategic growth, having overseen an impressive transformation of the Adagio business over the past few years.
His customer-centric approach to product development will be invaluable as we continue to develop and expand the EasyHotel brand, and I look forward to working together to capitalize on the exciting opportunities ahead for the group.
I would also like to thank Nicolas Castanet who, following the tragic death of our former CEO François Bacchetta, has ably assumed the additional responsibilities of interim CEO, as well as his current and ongoing duties as CFO.
Harm Meijer, President of EasyHotel
EasyHotel was founded in 2004 by EasyJet founder Sir Stelios HajiIoannou and is now 76% owned by ICAMAP and Ivanhoe Cambridge. EasyHotel has a portfolio of 41 hotels with 3,797 rooms, including 27 franchised hotels and 14 owned hotels in 11 countries. All of the hotels are ideally located in the city center or near major transportation routes.
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