BUCHAREST (Romania), February 21 (SeeNews) – The French hotel group Accor has appointed Maria Dragulin director of hotel development in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and the Czech Republic, it announced on Monday.
Dragulin will strengthen the region’s hotel pipeline and help Accor’s partners identify and implement the right brands and concepts for their hotels, in line with global hotel trends and local demand characteristics, said Accor in a press release.
Maria Dragulin has over 22 years of experience in tourism, working for international hotels such as Novotel, InterContinental, Hilton or Vienna International. For more than 11 years, Maria held the position of general manager in several international hotels in Bucharest.
Accor has a strong pipeline in Romania for the coming years, with ten new hotels already announced, which will bring over 1,000 new rooms to market. The medium-term development plan puts new hotel brands on Romania’s map, such as Swissôtel, Novotel Living, Tribe and Adagio, while strengthening the group’s presence in key cities such as Bucharest, Brasov and Sibiu, said the group.
In November, Accor announced the opening of an ibis Styles hotel in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, in 2024.
Last year, the group opened an ibis Styles hotel in the resort of Zlatni Pyasatsi on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast and signed a franchise agreement with local company Valdemosa for the rebranding of the refurbished Roomer Hotel Golden Sands.
Accor owns, manages and franchises more than 5,200 hotels, resorts and vacation properties in 110 countries.