In his new capacity Bastien Blanc will be based in the Moscow Regional Office and will be responsible for providing leadership to the Russian & CIS markets for all operated Interstate properties under various brands such as Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn as well as developing strong relationships with key partners and owners.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Blanc said: “I am glad to be a part of Interstate Hotels & Resorts and look forward to working with key partners and stakeholders to ensure positive growth within the region.
“The hospitality industry is developing faster now than over the past 20 years in our region, not only within the luxury but as well upscale and midscale segments. The experience and unique approach of Interstate management services can help making a difference to our partners, as in depth knowledge of the market and operations successfully run for over 20 years demonstrate the unique know how, key to maximize returns.”
Mr. Blanc has a rich senior management experience in North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Middle East and Indian Ocean within unionized and non unionized environment, at hotel level as well as multi location level and head quarters. Previously, Mr Blanc was an Area Manager Indian Ocean for Sofitel, part of the Accor Group, with which he had worked for 15 years. In 2007-2010 he worked in Russia, based in Moscow, first as a General Manager of Novotel Sheremetyevo Airport and then as an Area Manager of ACCOR branded hotels for Russia & CIS.