Accor names new head of Raffles and Orient Express brands

Stephen Alden

Accor has appointed Stephen Alden as CEO of Raffles and Orient Express, effective 3 May.

Alden will report directly to Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin. He was most recently CEO of Dedica Anthology a collection of nine luxury European hotels.

“We are pleased to welcome Stephen, a highly respected and visionary leader within the international luxury hotel space,” Bazin said.

“His experience and expertise will strongly contribute to further building momentum of our Raffles brand and to making the highly anticipated launch of the Orient Express hotel brand a tremendous success.

Dedica Anthology was owned by Värde Partners before being sold last year to Covivio. The properties were subsequently reflagged under NH Hotel Group brands.