Accor has named Aurelio Giraudo as cluster general manager, overseeing hospitality businesses in Dubai. He brings extensive experience in hospitality to the position, having worked in hotels in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Giraudo’s previous role was cluster general manager for the Banyan Tree Doha and La Cigale Hotel in Doha.



U.S. Travel Association announced the nomination of Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, as the organization’s next national chair, which would become effective in February 2023 following the conclusion of the term of Christine Duffy. Nassetta previously chaired U.S. Travel’s CEO Roundtable and is a member of the association’s Hall of Leaders. Per the governing bylaws of the association, the membership of U.S. Travel will affirm Nassetta’s position as national chair, along with the association’s slate of 2023 board officers, at an annual meeting to be held in February 2023.