Managing Director, AccorHotels UK & Ireland
Thomas Dubaere is the Managing Director AccorHotels UK-IRL. He has lead AccorHotels UK since 2012 and since its organisation into two complementary businesses in 2014, took responsibility of the Hotel Services arm of AccorHotels UK and Ireland, the hotel operator and brand franchisor. He also sits on the British Hospitality Association (BHA) Board of Directors.
Thomas Dubaere has worked for AccorHotels for over 23 years and before his current role held the position of SVP Budget Brands AccorHotels UK & Ireland. During this time he played a key role in the expansion of AccorHotels budget brands network and helped develop the ibis ‘megabrand’ which revolutionised its budget segment into three strong brands; ibis budget, ibis and ibis Styles.
Dubaere began his career with AccorHotels in Belgium in 1990 at the Novotel Bruges Centre and held several General Manager Positions, before being appointed Delegate Director Economy Brands (ibis, Etap & F1) Belgium in 2004, and then Director of Operations Economy Brands Belgium and Luxembourg in 2005.
Thomas Dubaere is a graduate of the Brussels Hotel School and has a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Leuven. Dubaere lives in London, UK.