The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Tim Cordon as the new area senior vice president for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa.
Cordon, who is a British national, has been with Carlson Rezidor since 2003 and began his career in the UK, holding leadership positions at Carlson Rezidor’s hotels in Manchester and London.
He briefly left the group to become general manager of the Cumberland Hotel in London, before returning as the general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. In 2015, he was promoted to regional director Middle East & Turkey.
Chema Basterrechea, executive vice president & chief operating officer said: “I am pleased to announce Tim Cordon’s appointment to Area Senior Vice President for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Tim is a young and dynamic hotelier who brings the level of knowledge, skills and experience, which are critical to our expansion plans and our strategic operations across these important markets.
“He has already played an instrumental role in establishing our operations in the Middle East and Turkey, and I am confident he will continue his impressive work to the benefit of our guests, our owners and our stakeholders. This appointment further signals our continued commitment to promoting leaders from within our organisation.”
Cordon said:“I feel privileged to be given this new role within Carlson Rezidor, as we embark on a new journey under a new leadership, new ownership and new strategic direction. In the next 12 months, we will further solidify our position as one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the region with a strong pipeline of hotel openings showcasing our award-winning hotel brands – Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson.
“However, it isn’t just about the size of our portfolio. We will continue to lead the way in customer service, innovative concepts, design & architecture, sustainability, and people development including our diversity and inclusion efforts focused on gender equality.”