Starwood Hotels Asia Pacific boss, Arnaud Champenois, has been named as London-based marketing and brand senior vice president for luxury travel group Belmond.
He has worked in Asia for brands such as Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent and was previously marketing director for L’Oreal Travel Retail for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in Paris. Earlier roles also include working for Cartier in London for three years.
Belmond president and chief executive, Roeland Vos, said: “Arnaud’s experience in building high-performance teams to drive fast growth and brand awareness in developed and emerging markets means he will be a fantastic asset to Belmond and help us to be better, special and different.”
Coming back to Europe after eight years in Asia, Champenois said: “It is a great honour to pursue my career in a global role and join Belmond and its iconic portfolio of hotels, trains, cruises and safaris, based out of London, one of my favourite cities in the world.
“I am excited to become part of Belmond at this exciting juncture in the company’s history and to help accelerate its growth and strengthen the brand equity and global awareness.”
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