AccorHotels Appoints Andrew Gibson as Vice-President, Well-Being, Luxury Brands

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AccorHotels Appoints Andrew Gibson as Vice-President, Well-Being, Luxury Brands

Category: Worldwide Appointments
Press release published on 2016-12-21

AccorHotels’ newly created Luxury Brands structure, which includes the Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman and Swissôtel brands, has announced the appointment of Andrew Gibson as Vice-President, Well-Being, Luxury Brands.

In his new role, Gibson is responsible for driving the development and execution of the spa and overall wellness strategies for AccorHotels’ luxury brands. This includes refining, developing and revitalizing the direction of the well-being platforms for each luxury brand, encompassing areas such as design and concepts, as well as the creation of facilities and programs. Gibson will also oversee the creation and implementation of wellness standards globally. 

Also recently appointed to support Gibson in leading the international Well-Being activities are Lindsay Madden-Nadeau, Director of Well-Being for Raffles, Fairmont and MGallery, and Aldina Duarte Ramos, Director of Well-Being for Sofitel, Swissôtel and Pullman. They will assist Gibson in overseeing and directing the innovation and implementation of concepts for well-being within their respective brands. 

“My goal is to establish AccorHotels as ‘the’ leader in the luxury segment; to do this, we need innovators with proven expertise to drive our key business areas, like the increasingly important wellness sector,” said Chris Cahill, AccorHotels’ Chief Executive Officer, Luxury Brands. “Andrew is a visionary and leading voice in the area of wellness and he brings a track record of success. Under his experienced guidance, we look forward to exceeding the expectations of our discerning guests seeking well-being experiences.”

Gibson brings more than 30 years of international hospitality experience in the fields of spa, wellness and leisure to his new position. He most recently served as Vice President, Spa and Wellness for FRHI Hotels & Resorts. 

Madden-Nadeau’s most recent role was Global Director of Spa Operations and Integrations for FRHI, where she focused on strategy and driving performance. Responsibilities included supporting spas globally, brand identity, new openings, and consistency of spa operations worldwide. 

As Director of Well-Being for Sofitel, Swissôtel and Pullman, Duarte Ramos is recognized as a visionary and leader in the wellness sector.  Based in Paris, she brings more than 20 years of cross-cultural experience to her new role, particularly as it relates to the creation and implementation of new concepts in the luxury sector. 


AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend,  SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. 
With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels. 
AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States.  

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