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Marc Dardenne

Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, Europe
Marc Dardenne
Marc Dardenne is an accomplished hotelier with nearly four decades of global hospitality experience in both hotel and real estate groups. Marc graduated from the world famous Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne and holds an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University.

Marc started his career with senior roles at Hilton, Sheraton and Hyatt, throughout Europe and South East Asia. Then, Marc shifted his focus to the luxury segment with a move to Ritz Carlton. After five years, Marc joined Emaar Hospitality, where he worked closely with Giorgio Armani to shepherd the expansion of the Armani brand into hospitality with ultra-luxury hotel openings in Dubai and Milan. Most recently, he held the role of Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai.

Marc is currently looking after the Luxury brands of Accor in Europe, composed of 50 Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel & SO/ properties.