Mendes first joined Accor group in 2005, after working in the consultancy and tourism industry in the United Kingdom and then Southern Europe.
Since joining the company he has served as COO of luxury and midscale brands in South America, before being promoted to CEO in 2015.
He joined Accor’s executive committee in early 2017. In his latest role Mendes will “draw on his expertise in order to develop new services and ever more powerful solutions”.
Mendes said: “Accor is continuing its transformation with the aim of becoming ever more agile, despite the disruption that our industry is currently experiencing. I am honored to be able to contribute to the group’s growth targets and address the major challenges we are faced with.
“We will continue to develop our brands and innovative solutions to meet the new expectations of both consumers and our B2B clients.”
He added: “Focusing on the recovery, my teams and I are committed to guaranteeing exceptional quality of service to our hotels and our owners, while simultaneously developing our commercial activities globally.”