Philippe Montaubin serves as the Chief Operating Officer of API where he oversees the company’s existing and developing operations. In a career that spans 33 years, his area of expertise immensely involved in steering and operating hotels globally.
Philippe has held leadership roles across operational, asset management and development at leading hotel chains in both mature and emerging markets in Europe, United States, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.
Prior to joining API, he was the Cluster General Manager of Ibis, Novotel and Adagio Premium Hotel Apartments in Al Barsha and worked as General Manager of Sofitel City Center Hotel and Residences in Dubai. Additionally, Philippe has served as General Manager in Novotel Al Dana Resort Bahrain, Sofitel Palm Resort and Golf in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Novotel Hefei and Novotel Zhengzhou in China.
His hands-on, no non-sense and proactive leadership gained him recognitions and prestigious accolades such as Best General Manager in 2012 MKG Worldwide Hospitality Award, Best General Manager in UAE in 2016 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards and Accor’s 2013 Bernache D’ Argent for Best Performance.
Philippe holds an MBA in International Hospitality Management from Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland and a Diploma in Hotel Management from Baronnat Hotel School in France.