The team

The OKKO HOTELS team

Founder and President

A graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris, nobody could have foreseen that this engineer would end up working in hospitality. Joining Accor after the group acquired his company, Olivier Devys spent sixteen years building his experience in the hotel industry. A co-designer of the Suitehotel concept alongside Paul Dubrule and CEO, he demonstrated that an innovative and modern concept can also be a true commercial success. Emboldened by this business success, he freed himself from the restrictions of the bigger group to work on his own concept, all the while strictly adhering to the values instilled in his staff at Suitehotel: a true culture of hospitality, the constant search for innovation, and participatory management.

With OKKO HOTELS, Olivier Devys wants to prove that there is space for another hotel chain which is at once modern, innovative and attentive to its customers.

General Manager

Having attended business school and gained experience in the luxury goods and services market, the naturally hyperactive and curious Solenne found her home in the marketing and communications sector. Having become a Master of Entrepreneurship, the idea of joining forces with her father’s team for the OKKO HOTELS adventure presented the perfect opportunity to combine her skills and her passion for the hotel and restaurant field. The young girl who used to analyse Suitehotel rooms by noting down comments in an exercise book could never have known that she was actually taking the first steps towards her future vocation.

Her mission at Okko Hotels? To define the company's strategic orientations in terms of both operations and products.

Head of finance

Hortense holds a Master I in Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Master II in Finance from the University Panthéon-Assas. She began her career with six years of auditing at KPMG in Paris, specializing in the restaurant and agri-food sectors.

In 2013, she joined the African hotel group ONOMO, first in Senegal and then in Paris as Financial Director. She stayed there for seven years and accompanied the hotel through 17 openings across Africa. Hortense then joined the OKKO HOTELS group in September 2021.

Her mission at OKKO HOTELS? To ensure the financing of the OKKO HOTELS group's projects, relations with investors and the management of the group's results.

Director of Operational and Commercial Performance

After multiple experiences in the tourism world, Ingrid joined the OKKO HOTELS adventure in 2018. As head of operations, Ingrid is in charge of operations, revenue management, sales and human resources. 

Her mission at OKKO HOTELS? To steer and sustain the performance of the OKKO HOTELS group

HR Manager

After a master's degree specialising in Human Resources, Baptiste began his career at ACCOR headquarters in the training department and then in General HR.

He then joined the Pullman Paris Bercy hotel as HR and the SOLANET firm before joining the OKKO HOTELS adventure in April 2022 as Group HR Manager.

His mission at Okko Hotels? Recruitment at group and hotel level, HR support for hotels, choice and monitoring of training partners and development of partnerships with schools.

Technical Manager

With 19 years of experience in the Technical Department of a large hotel group, Bruno was in charge of monitoring maintenance, renovation of the Campanile fleet and compliance with SSI standards.

After these enriching experiences, he decided to join the OKKO HOTELS group in 2019, a company on a human scale, to contribute his experience.

Bruno starts the adventure as Maintenance Director and gradually takes over the Construction part to become Technical Director of the group.

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? To coordinate the construction of the hotels and the management of the property (maintenance and upkeep in conjunction with the technical managers of the hotels).

Marketing and Communications Manager

After a master's degree in international management, Victoria joined the OKKO HOTELS adventure when the first establishment opened in Nantes. Initially in charge of the brand's digital development via social networks and the website, Victoria then extended her missions to marketing and communication.

Her mission at Okko Hotels ? Implement the company's marketing and internal/external communication policy to make the OKKO HOTELS brand known to as many people as possible.

Revenue Management and Distribution Manager

Determined from a young age to work in the hotel industry, Laurencie took her studies at the renowned Savignac hotel management school. Having graduated with flying colours with a masters in Hospitality Management, she chose to extend her stay there, specialising in Marketing of Services and Revenue Management. Genuinely passionate about the hospitality industry, Laurencie had the privilege of gaining work experience at a host of European hotels throughout her studies. With her qualifications in the bag, she began her career as the Head of Revenue Management and e-Distribution at the Thalazur group. In 2017, Laurencie jumped at the chance of joining the OKKO adventure and now works on a daily basis to steer the price strategies at each of our hotels.

Her mission at OKKO HOTELS? To optimise the group’s turnover and to analyse past results and future trends in order to define the best possible strategy for the Group.

Brand Director

After obtaining a Master's degree in International Management at IE Madrid, Jeannette started her career at Christian Dior Parfums as Marketing and Operational Product Manager first in Spain, then in France and finally in Belgium.

In 2019, she joined Parfums Caron as Operational and Development Product Manager for 3 years. Jeannette joined the OKKO HOTELS adventure in March 2022 as Brand Director.

Her mission at Okko Hotels? The rebranding of OKKO HOTELS and the development of the CSR policy (Corporate Social Responsibility).

Innovation and Transformation Project Manager

Graduated with a Master's degree in Hotel Management from Ecole de Savignac, Charles first gained experience in the operational departments of a hotel: kitchen, service and reception.  After gaining on-the-job experience, he joined the Louvre Hotels Group in 2018 as Mission Deputy for the General Management. 

In 2020, he works for a hospitality family and run their hotel as Assistant Manager and then as Hotel Manager.
Charles joined the OKKO HOTELS Group in April 2022 as Innovation and Transformation Project Manager for a period of one year. 

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? To structure a legal database within the framework of the group's development and to contribute to the implementation of a Franchise offer.

Sales and Distribution Manager

After graduating with a DUT GEA at the IUT of Bayonne and the Basque Country, Marie discovered the hotel industry during her internship at the Radisson Blu in Biarritz.

With this first experience in the sector, she left for Australia for four years to train in Hotel Management at William Blue College in Sydney. She joined the sales team of the Hyatt Regency in Sydney, and then returned to France while remaining with the Hyatt group.

During the COVID, Marie strengthened her knowledge in Financial Management by obtaining her Expert in Financial Analysis title.

She joined OKKO HOTELS to integrate the Revenue Management team.

Her mission at OKKO HOTELS? The setting of negotiated rates and the good visibility of the latter as well as the follow-up of sales.

Revenue Manager

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from Vatel Brussels, Paul first gained experience in hotel and restaurant operations.

He continued his studies at ESSEC where he integrated the Master of Science in Hospitality Management (IMHI). After a first experience in a consulting firm, Paul joins the OKKO HOTELS team as part of a work-study program in Revenue Management in 2021.

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? To optimize the turnover of the group's hotels and to contribute to the implementation of the marketing strategy, the budget as well as the annual tariff grids.

Communication Executive

During her studies in Marketing, Emilie discovered the hotel industry during a receptionist internship in a Parisian establishment.  

Passionate about the sector, she joined Vatel Madrid where she completed an MBA in Hotel Management. She joined the OKKO HOTELS communication team for her final internship and decided to join the adventure as a Communication Officer.

Her mission at OKKO HOTELS? To develop and implement the internal and external communication strategy of the company.

General Accountant

Passionate about the restaurant business and eager for experience, Jean-Louis began his career as a waiter in several Parisian establishments.

He passed his DCG in 2013 and continued his career as an accountant in a public administrative establishment in the Val de Marne.

Caught up in his dream, he opened a restaurant which he ran for 3 years with a friend. Once the adventure was over, he joined OKKO HOTELS as a General Accountant in 2019.

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? Verification of accounting reports, follow-up of hotel-related invoices, liaison with our accounting firm and support for hotel managers in analytical, accounting and administrative tasks.

F&B Manager

With his economic baccalaureate in hand, Vincent travelled across America with a first year of humanitarian work in Mexico followed by four years of business school in Montreal, Paris and New York.

Passionate about wine, he decided to join the Institut Paul Bocuse to specialise in wines and beverages and ended his studies with a Double Master's degree from EM Lyon - Paul Bocuse in Hospitality Management.

On the professional side, he worked as a waiter and barman in several establishments, then left at the end of his studies for a consulting mission for the Michelin Guide in Shanghai. He then joined the Pitaya agency, which specialises in restaurant concept consulting.

In 2020, he joined OKKO HOTELS, with the objective of reimagining the Food & Beverage identity of the brand.

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? To develop a F&B DNA in line with OKKO HOTELS values.

Operations Manager

Aymeric holds a Masters degree in Economics and Management and has 8 years of experience in hotel management in major Parisian establishments. He joined the OKKO HOTELS adventure at the beginning to participate in the opening of the first establishment in Nantes. He then continued the adventure in Lyon for the opening of the group's third hotel before moving to the City of Light to open the first 4* Parisian hotel.

With his operational experience and knowledge of the group's hotels, Aymeric will join the Head Office in 2021 to take up the position of Operations Manager.

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? To be the main contact between the hotels and the head office and to contribute to the performance of the hotels.

Construction Project Manager

Mathilde graduated with a Master's degree in Hotel Management from Vatel International Business School in Brussels. She gained experience in the operational departments of a hotel in France and abroad. During an internship at the end of her studies, she discovered project management and construction, for which she is passionate.

She joined OKKO HOTELS in October 2021 to help the Construction department in the development and renovation of the group's hotels.

Her mission at OKKO HOTELS? Coordinate the smooth running of projects by monitoring budgets, managing the installation of hotel equipment for new openings, monitoring the progress of construction sites and ensuring compliance with OKKO HOTELS specifications.

Financial Controller

Fascinated by the hotel industry, Mathieu began his career in several palaces and gastronomic restaurants such as Le Crillon and Le Jules Verne.

After obtaining a Master's degree from the University of Bordeaux, he continued his studies at the University of Paris Dauphine in a Master's degree in Control Audit Reporting. He worked for major hotel groups such as Accor and Hilton and then joined the audit firm Deloitte as a financial auditor before joining the OKKO HOTELS adventure in July 2021.

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? To implement and monitor the development of management control tools in order to optimise the measurement and analysis of the performance of OKKO HOTELS.

Administrator & System Project Manager

It was at the opening of Paris Rueil-Malmaison in 2016, after nine years with Accor, that Thomas joined the OKKO HOTELS group as Deputy Director. He then took up the challenge of a second opening in 2019, in Paris Gare de l'Est and, two years later, as interim manager of the Strasbourg hotel for six months.

In parallel to his management activities, Thomas was entrusted by the project management with the deployment and support of the new PMS for one year.

It is therefore quite natural that he joins the head office teams in September 2021 to take up a new challenge as Systems Administrator and Project Manager.

His mission at OKKO HOTELS? The administration, support, monitoring and development of all projects related to operational systems.

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