AccorHotels has announced two senior management appointments to its development team.
Jeff Tisdall has been appointed as senior vice president development residential and extended stay, while Andrew Langdon will take on the role of senior vice president development Asia, responsible for South East Asia, Japan and Korea. They will be members of the Global Development Co-Dir.
Tisdall and Langdon come to these senior positions after joining AccorHotels through acquisitions.
Tisdall, whose current role is vice president development international, joined from FHRI in 2016. He has been instrumental in integrating the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel (FRS) residential pipeline and leveraging Accorhotels' brands to further ramp up the pipeline. Langdon joins from Movenpick, where he was global chief development officer.
AccorHotels' resident portfolio pipeline has grown from 24 projects in 2016 to over 50 projects globally since the acquisition of the FRS brands. Residential is also a key lever to driving luxury development and hence plays an important role in the Group's overall development strategy.
In addition to leading branded residential growth opportunities, Tisdall will oversee development in the extended stay segment. The global extended stay market represents over 800,000 worldwide keys and is growing at over 30% p.a.
The recent acquisition of Mantra brings AccorHotels' total portfolio for extended stay segment to over 40,000 keys, with 7,000 keys in the pipeline.
Prior to joining Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, Langdon was based in Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL) Hotels & Hospitality Group Thailand office, where he was the executive vice president. He has over 27 years of diverse property experience in Australia and Asia, including CBRE and Savills and has spent over 21 years living in Asia.
In addition to his new responsibility, Langdon will continue to coordinate the development of the Movenpick brand for the coming months.