French hospitality company AccorHotels
plans to revamp its food-and-beverage offerings at its 3,700 properties worldwide and has hired consultant Amir Nahai to tackle the job. Accor's focus on its F&B outlets, which account for 25 percent (some $13.5 billion in 2014) of the company's total group revenue, is part of its three-year reorganization begun in 2013 by Sebastien Bazin, chief executive officer. "Rethinking in-depth our food-and-beverage offer is one of our priorities to ensure the success of AccorHotels' transformation," said Bazin in a statement.
As of this week, Nahai has been named chief executive for AccorHotels' food and beverage and a member of its executive committee. Prior to this, he was a partner with New York City-based management consulting firm Bain & Co., which specializes in the entertainment, gaming, hospitality, media, music and technology sectors.