AccorHotels has appointed Rhonda Hare to the positon of General Counsel Asia Pacific. Rhonda joins the Group with over 22 years of experience as an in-house and private practice lawyer across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. She was a Partner at Ashurst LPP (formerly Blake Dawson) and more recently part of the Legal Division at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
In addition to being admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW Australia, Rhonda has an Executive MBA from IE Business School and a Master of Law from the University New South Wales.
Rhonda’s international exposure and her experience in negotiating commercial contracts relating to real estate and hotel transactions will help support the fast growth of AccorHotels Asia Pacific.
As General Counsel, Rhonda will working closely with the Asia Pacific Development team to provide legal support, develop and review deal structures and support hotel owner relations.
AccorHotels operates in 18 countries with more than 800 hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific. In addition, more than 350 properties are scheduled to open over the next five years.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.
With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 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.