UK: Serviced apartment and hotel technology specialist Xn Hotel Systems has hired Emmanuel Clavé as vice president, ahead of opening a Dubai office.
Formerly group information technology director of Rocco
Forte Hotels, Clavé has also worked for Hilton Hotels and Thistle
Hotels. he will take up his position on October 1st.
Concurrent with his appointment, Xn will open a new office in Dubai, where Clavé will be based.
Greg Spicer, chief executive of Xn Hotel Systems Group, said: "We are delighted to welcome Emmanuel to Xn Hotel Systems. Having worked closely with him for more than a decade as a key client, we have come to know Emmanuel as a leading industry professional who achieves results by identifying and delivering innovative and cost effective solutions. We are confident that his tremendous depth of hotel industry IT operations experience, will greatly enhance the services and applications we provide to our global client base. "
Clavé will spearhead a new, strategic product division which will focus on the development and delivery of integrated, mobile guest applications and Big Data analytics solutions, complementary to the core PMS, CRS, POS and Leisure systems that Xn provides to the global hotel market.
He will also be responsible for the Group's activities in the GCC and India regions.
Spicer added: "We are also very excited to be expanding our geographic reach, with the opening of our tenth company office in Dubai, planned for October. The hotel and hospitality industry is seeking a new generation provider of innovative, mobile, cloud-based applications, so it is important, both for current clients and for our strategic growth, that we establish a local presence in this rapidly growing regional market. We also look forward to the opportunity to working closely with the protel hotelsoftware office in Dubai, our strategic partner for property management systems."
Clavé said: "I am excited about the prospect of joining Xn Hotel Systems and the new challenge of working with a vendor. I know from first-hand experience that Xn has a great set of products and I am looking forward to being able to contribute to future product development, particularly in the very important area of mobile and analytics."