André Gerondeau
André Gerondeau
Chief Operating Officer
Meliá Hotels International

André Philippe Gerondeau, as Chief Operating Officer in Meliá Hotels International, is the Global Head of hotel and vacation club operations, as well as overseeing the company´s portfolio of brands.

In his role, he is also responsible for the areas of Global Development, Marketing and Distribution. Mr. Gerondeau is a member of the Senior Executive Team and has the privilege to lead a highly qualified team, one of the top performers in the industry. He has over 30 years of international experience, in Latin America, United States and Europe.

Mr. Gerondeau joined Meliá Hotels in 1997, originally working in Dominican Republic, before assuming the role of Area Director France & Belgium. From this role, he progressed to Senior Vice-President of North America and the Caribbean before transferring to Meliá Hotels International Head Office in Spain in 2007 as Executive Vice President of Hotels. In this role, Mr. Gerondeau directed the Group´s hotel operations until assuming his new position as Chief Operating Officer of Meliá Hotels International early 2017.

In the past decade, Mr. Gerondeau has played a leading role in the creation and execution of the Company´s strategic plans, with the aim of strengthening the Group´s brand strategy, promoting international development and reinforcing Meliá Hotels International´s position amongst the leading international hotel management groups. He has been as well instrumental in the Company´s commercial and cultural transformation in accordance with the new digital paradigm, and the innovation of the hotel products and services.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

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