Accor names Brian Deeson Senior Vice President Asia Pacific - Greater China

Travel News Asia 25 February 2005

Accor has appointed Brian Deeson as its new Senior Vice President Asia Pacific - Greater China.

In his new position, Mr Deeson will be based in Shanghai and assume responsibility for all business and leisure hotels in greater China.

Prior to this, Mr Deeson was Senior Vice President Asia Pacific focusing on strategic development. He has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry, starting out with Hilton International in London, Hong Kong and Bangkok before joining Hyatt International in 1971. After assisting in Hyatt's major expansion in Asia, he then moved to Hyatt International's headquarters in Chicago as Vice President Sales and Marketing in early 1979. In 1982, he moved to become Hyatt International's Area Director for Thailand, India and Malaysia and in 1985, assumed the position of Area Director of the Middle East and North Africa.

In 1987, he left Hyatt and set up Radisson Hotels Pty Ltd, based in Sydney, followed by a return to Asia in 1989, to set up Hong Kong-based Century International Hotels (CIH) as President & CEO. Mr Deeson joined Accor in 2002.

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