Olivier Daguzan, head of AccorHotels' HotelInvest division in Benelux, has also been given the role of chief operating officer for AccorHotels' HotelInvest division in the UK.
Daguzan, who has worked with AccorHotels for more than 15 years, will have responsibility for building HotelInvest's portfolio of assets in the UK and Benelux, which feeds in to AccorHotels' owned portfolio of hotels.
UK properties recently added to HotelInvest's portfolio include: a 231-room Ibis which opened in Cambridge in September 2016; a 196-room Ibis at Canning Town, London, scheduled to open this year; and the Novotel Canary Wharf, a £90m investment which at 39 storeys is the world's tallest Novotel.
Daguzan said: "HotelInvest is now Europe's leading hotel investor having significantly increased gross asset value and operating margin in recent years. I am proud to have played a small part in this success story and am excited about leading the next phase of our development in the UK, which is a hugely important area of focus for further expansion."