CEO Raffles & Orient Express
Omer Acar holds degrees from Hotel Institute Montreux and Hawaii Pacific University, and a certificate from Cornell University.
Omer is an eminent specialist in luxury hospitality. He started his career at Four Seasons in various operational positions at several hotels in the United States and Egypt. He moved to Harrods in England as Group Director of Food & Beverage in 2005, was appointed General Manager of the Ritz in Paris in 2006, then moved to the Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris in the same capacity in 2011.
He joined Katara Hospitality in 2014 as Managing Director for Europe and the Americas, where he supervised 18 hotels including the Plaza in New York, Peninsula in Paris, Carlton in Cannes, Excelsior in Rome, Grosvenor House and Savoy in London.
In March 2023, Omer Acar joins Accor as CEO Raffles & Orient Express and member of the Luxury & Lifestyle Executive Committee.
Omer will be based in New York and will work closely alongside the other brand CEOs of the division. To enhance the Group’s reach and recognition in the United States, Omer will also assume responsibility for representing Accor on the North American market.