François Bacchetta, CEO of EasyHotel, has died at the age of 56, a little more than a year after taking over the group.
It is with the deepest regret that we confirm that François Bacchetta, chief executive officer of EasyHotel, has sadly passed away in France at the age of 56. There are no words to describe the sense of sadness and loss we are feeling at this time. He will be greatly missed by all of us here at EasyHotel and our thoughts are with his wife Angela, his two children and his entire family at this very difficult time.
Harm Meijer, non-executive chairman of EasyHotel
François joined EasyHotel in 2020. His wealth of experience, passion for our industry and dynamic leadership style has been invaluable to our business. François was one of the most charismatic, professional, talented, and modest people I have had the pleasure of working with. He cared passionately about our business and all of the people he worked with. François leaves behind a strong executive and wider team in which we have every confidence and of which I know François was incredibly proud.
François Bacchetta joined EasyHotel in 2020 after 15 years with its sister company, the low-cost airline EasyJet, including as EasyJet's director for France and Italy. He previously held senior marketing positions at the global cosmetics group L'Oréal.
He replaced Guy Parsons, who stepped down after four years, shortly after the Bidco consortium of investors took control of the board.
The editors of Hospitality ON extend their sincere condolences to his family, loved ones and and the entire EasyHotel Family.
EasyHotel is one of the spin-off brands of Stelios Haji-Ioannou's EasyGroup. The hotel group launched in 2005 with its first property, a 34-room hotel in London's Kensington district.