Michael Issenberg heads AccorHotels Asia Pacific. AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator with 4,100 hotels and resorts in 95 countries. AccorHotels' broad portfolio of hotel brands – including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, OneFineStay, Pullman, Swissôtel, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, the Sebel, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and Hotel Formule1 - provides an extensive offer from luxury to budget.
In February 2008, Mr Issenberg assumed his current position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels Asia Pacific. Based in the Group’s regional headquarters in Singapore, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s overall development and management activities and he is also a member of Accor’s Executive Committee. AccorHotels Asia Pacific is the leading international hotel operator in the region, with a network of more than 760 hotels and a development pipeline of more than 345 hotels. Mr Issenberg was previously Managing Director at AccorHotels Asia Pacific, a position he had occupied since 2003.
He played a pivotal role in the establishment and development of Accor Vacation Club, a points-based timeshare business.
Mr Issenberg joined AccorHotels in 1994 from Mirvac Limited where he was Chief Executive Officer of Mirvac Hotels. Prior to that, he worked for Westin Hotels & Resorts, Laventhol and Horwath, Horwath & Horwath Services Pty Limited and Merlin Properties in San Francisco and Sydney.