Adagio, Europe’s market leader in the aparthotel sector, appoints Jean-Marc Schnell as Director of Operations (COO) and a new member of the Executive Board. With this appointment, Adagio confirms its continuous development and modernisation ambitions. In his role, Jean-Marc Schnell wants to take advantage of the company’s strong upswing to mobilise his relationships in the industry and to contribute his profound management expertise acquired in more than 30 years in the international hotel scene on a total of three continents.


Focus on development – With keeping an eye on people

His responsibilities as a member of the Executive Committee include accompanying ADAGIO’s expansion plans, managing the operations team in France and Europe, implementing the renovation plans and overseeing the transformation of the network. In addition, Jean-Marc Schnell will accompany Adagio’s ambitious developments in France as well as internationally and will fully participate in all CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) ambitions. The human factor, or “human business”, is very important to Jean-Marc Schnell. He wants to empathize with the culture everywhere and thus get to know the people who fill the Adagio properties with life. His expertise revolves around this philosophy.


With ACCOR since 2003

He started his career in the management of individual hotels in Alsace and Normandy before taking over the management of the Sofitel franchise in Montpellier. In 2003, Jean-Marc Schnell joined the ACCOR Group to build up the Operations division in Africa with a network of 40 hotels (Two to Five Serne) in 15 countries until 2016. Subsequently, as Vice President Operations, he was a member of the ACCOR Centre Europe team based in Munich.

He worked in business and midscale for Germany and Austria (205 hotels) before becoming Senior Vice President Operations Franchise, ensuring owner relations during the COVID crisis with over 70 partners.


“I am here to contribute to a further improvement and increase in results for Adagio. My goal is to accompany development, including through franchising, with a human and responsible approach, focusing on guest satisfaction.” Jean-Marc Schnell.