February 3, 2011
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the appointment of Eric De Neef as senior vice president of Park Inn by Radisson with immediate effect. Eric, a Belgian national, brings with him more than 25 years of hospitality experience in operations and strategic management and most recently served as the managing director for Accor's All Seasons, Mercure and M Gallery Hotels brands. In this role, he was responsible for defining the global strategy for the three brands, covering 325 hotels.
Eric De Neef is based at the Rezidor Head Office in Brussels. He is a member of the group's Executive Committee and reports to Jacques Dubois, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Eric will be responsible for the development and management of the Park Inn by Radisson brand, Rezidor's young and dynamic mid-market brand, which grew from 0 to 140 hotels in just over 7 years. Today, Park Inn by Radisson's portfolio comprises more than 26,000 rooms in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa. It also features the largest pipeline in Europe in its segment.
At Park Inn by Radisson, guests can expect excellent value for money. The hotels concentrate on the essentials and offer a warm welcome in a stress-free, safe and clean environment, comfortable and colourful rooms, and personal service.
Eric is a graduate in Hotel Management from CERIA – IPIAT in Brussels and speaks French, Dutch, English and German. His previous roles in the hospitality industry include Director of the Novotel Brugge Zuid (1988); General Manager of the Sofitel Brussels Toison d'Or Hotel (1993); and Operations Director for both Brussels and Wallonia in Belgium (1999). In 2002, Eric moved to Paris and took over the responsibility for the global marketing strategy of the Mercure Brand in France. In 2005 he transferred to Germany as Managing Director for Mercure.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 88,000 rooms in over 60 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com