Industry Update
Appointment20 January 2020

Luc Vicherd

Appointed Regional General Manager
At Cycas Hospitality, France in Paris

France is now a major focus market for Cycas and, as RGM for France, Luc Vicherd will lead Cycas's growing operations in the country. Luc joins Cycas from the successful French operator OLETIS, where he was Director of Operations for 12 properties, and brings 15 years' experience working with Accor, IHG and Marriott. Based in Paris, Luc will oversee Cycas's fast-growing French business, currently five hotels, including Hyatt's first European dual-branded hotel: a Hyatt Place and Hyatt House development due to open by Charles de Gaulle airport in late 2020.

Cycas Hospitality BV

Cycas Hospitality was founded by Eduard Elias and John Wagner. John was formerly responsible for the development of the Staybridge Suites brand as Vice President of Staybridge Suites and Hotel Indigo, EMEA, IHG.
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