Omer Acar holds degrees from Hotel Institute Montreux and Hawaii Pacific University, and successfully completed Cornell’s Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management certificate program. Omer is an eminent specialist in luxury hospitality. He started his career at Four Seasons in various operational positions at several hotels in the United States and Egypt. He moved to Harrods in England as Group Director of Food & Beverage in 2005, was appointed General Manager of the Ritz in Paris in 2006, then moved to the Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris in the same capacity in 2011. He joined Katara Hospitality in 2014 as Managing Director for Europe and the Americas, where he supervised 18 hotels including The Plaza in New York, Peninsula in Paris, Carlton in Cannes, Excelsior in Rome, Grosvenor House and The Savoy in London. In March 2023, Omer joined Accor as CEO Raffles & Orient Express and serves as a member of the Group’s Luxury & Lifestyle Executive Committee. Based in New York City, Omer also has the responsibility of representing Accor on the North American market.