Mr. Maliassas joined Playa Hotels & Resorts in November 2019 to lead operations of Playa’s management company—maximizing profits and efficiency while continuously improving the guest experience. Prior to this role, Mr. Maliassas served as Senior Vice President Operations for the luxury brands of Accor Hotels in Central & Eastern Europe, Benelux and Switzerland, overseeing a portfolio of over 45 Hotels. He has managed and developed upscale hotels in Europe, North America and the Middle East for over 20 years while holding positions such as Vice President North, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean for Sofitel Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Maliassas was instrumental in dozens of hotel openings, renovations and hotel constructions, collaborating with renowned hotel developers, designers and architects around the world. Mr. Maliassas, who speaks five language fluently, was born and raised in Luxembourg, holds a degree in International Hotel Management from Les Roches, Switzerland and a postgraduate degree from the University of Surrey, UK.