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Christophe Lauras


The French Chamber of Commerce in China (CCI France Chine)

Senior Vice President of Operations at Accor

Mr. Christophe Lauras is the Senior Vice President Operations at Accor, he is also the President of the French Chamber of Commerce in China (CCI France Chine).

Christophe brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new role as Vice President Operations at Accor. Raised in a restaurant in France, he studied Hotel Management at the Saint-Benigne Hotel School in Dijon and worked for Relais & Chateau in Great Britain before joining Accor. Initially based in New Caledonia, Christophe went on to manage hotels in Indonesia and India before making the move to China 14 years ago. Most recently he was based in Guangzhou at the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, where he also served as Vice President of the Guangzhou chapter of the French Chamber of Commerce.

Christophe relocated to Shanghai in 2014 and has since concentrated on overseeing Accor hotel operations in China.

Accor currently operates over 135 hotels in 49 cities across Greater China covering the full spectrum of market segments: Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure (luxury-upscale); Mercure, Novotel (midscale), ibis Styles and ibis (economy). Around 20,000 employees work with Accor in the region to bring the internationally recognized Accor quality of service and hospitality to guests.