Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Gaurav Bhushan

Global Chief Development Officer, AccorHotels

Gaurav Bhushan is the Global Chief Development Officer of AccorHotels, responsible for the group’s hotel M&A and development strategies worldwide.

AccorHotels has more than 4,300 hotels hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 104 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, 25hours, Movenpick, Banyan Tree, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel and Mantra as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure,  Mama Shelter and Adagio; and the in-demand economy brands including  Breakfree, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, Hotel Formule1, and Jo&Joe. AccorHotels opened over 300 hotels in 2017 and has an active pipeline of over 900 hotels and 160,000 rooms. AccorHotels opens more than one hotel every other day somewhere in the world.

Reporting to CEO and Chairman Sebastien Bazin, Gaurav is responsible for the network growth for the group.

Gaurav began his career with AccorHotels in 1995 in Australia, Where he held various posts in operations and finance. From 2006 he headed the Asia Pacific development teams. He was promoted to Global Chief Development Officer role in July 2015.

Gaurav has an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.

See Gaurav Bhushan speak in the following sessions:

It is all About the Experience– How do You Create the Covetable?