Industry Update
Appointment30 July 2019

Philippe Cassis

Appointed Regional Vice President for The Americas
At Meliá Hotels International in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Philippe CassisvPhilippe Cassis, a well-known hotelier with an exceptional reputation within the industry, has been appointed Regional Vice President for The Americas, effective August 20, 2019. His experience includes several Regional SVP roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Sun Resorts and more recently COO of Belmond.
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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Philippe Cassis (Class of 1984) is a graduate of Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion-sur-Montreux - Switzerland
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Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 350 hotels in 35 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, Innside, Tryp by Wyndham, Sol and Paradisus.
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