François Bacchetta, CEO of EasyHotel has died at the age of 56, the company has announced.
Bacchetta had been in the role for about a year having joined from sister company EasyJet, where he worked for 15 years in a number of roles, including as country director for France and Italy.
"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," said by Harm Meijer, chairman of EasyHotel, on behalf of EasyHotel and its stakeholders ICAMAP, Ivanhoé Cambridge and EasyGroup.
"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.”