Accor has appointed Arun Rana as Design Manager for Northern Europe with a particular focus on midscale and economy brands. Arun will play an integral role in the Design and Technical Services Team developing the extensive new projects Accor has in the pipeline, briefing and collaborating with designers to achieve the best hotel designs in Accor’s Midscale and Economy range.

Arun joins Accor from Philip Watts Design, an independent agency where he worked as senior lead designer for eight years. He has a background in hospitality design, ranging from F&B concepts to full hotel establishments and has worked alongside Accor for several years.

“I am delighted to be joining Accor at this exciting time for the Northern Europe business," says Arun Rana, Design Manager, Northern Europe at Accor. "There are some bold and innovative design concepts coming out of Accor at the moment, not least the new ibis bedroom and public space designs, a new meeting room concept for Novotel, the launch of Tribe in the UK and a significant number of hotel launches across the region. It is an exciting time to be leading design for Accor economy and midmarket brands in the region.”