XN HOTEL SYSTEMS TO EXPAND ITS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT WITH OPENING OF NEW OFFICE IN DUBAI
Xn Hotel Systems Group Limited (“Xn” or “the Group”) is delighted to announce the forthcoming appointment of Emmanuel Clavé, former Group Information Technology Director of Rocco Forte Hotels.
With a wealth of hotel, restaurant and hospitality industry IT operations experience spanning over 30 years, Emmanuel will be joining the Group in October 2015, in the position of Vice President. Concurrently with his appointment, and as part of the Group’s strategy to establish a local presence in all the mainstream hotel markets worldwide, Xn is also pleased to announce it will open a new office in Dubai.
Greg Spicer, Chief Executive of Xn Hotel Systems Group, commented:
“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. “
Mobile Guest Applications and Analytics Division
As a key part of his role, Emmanuel 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.
Based from the new Xn office in Dubai, Emmanuel will also be responsible for the Group’s activities in the Gulf Coast and India region.
Prior to joining Rocco Forte Hotels Emmanuel worked for Hilton Hotels and Thistle Hotels. He is a Board Member of the Hotel Technology Next Generation (“HTNG”) industry association and whilst he will have to resign his position following his departure from Rocco Forte Hotels, he will continue to work actively with HTNG representing Xn Hotel Systems.
Greg Spicer further commented:
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.”
Emmanuel Clavé commented :
“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”.