Industry Update
Appointment26 November 2020

Patrick Mendes

Appointed Group Sales Director
At Accor in Paris, France

Patrick Mendes

Sales, marketing, distribution and loyalty expertise are under Patrick Mendes's responsibility, who has been appointed to the position of Group Sales Director.

After working in consultancy and the tourism industry in the United Kingdom and then Southern Europe, Patrick was involved in the development of Edenred before joining Accor Group in 2005 to head Global Sales. Promoted to COO Luxury and Midscale Brands in South America in 2011, he was promoted to CEO South America in 2015, and joined the Executive Committee in early 2017.

As part of the new organization, in line with its strategic priorities "Focus, simplify and develop" and its asset-leaning model, he will be responsible for accelerating the development of innovative services and high-performance solutions, and increasing revenues.

With his international experience in operational and managerial functions, Patrick will also draw on his expertise to develop new services and ever more effective solutions.


Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in almost 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.
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