Groupe Lucien Barrière announces former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the Board of Directors and its Strategic Committee


– FRANCE, Paris –  Groupe Lucien Barrière today announced the appointment of former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, to the Board of Directors as a member of its Strategic Committee. The new addition to the Board has been announced by the CEO, Dominique Desseigne, in an interview to Le Figaro.

“It’s a great chance for us to benefit from Nicolas Sarkozy’s skills, his extraordinary knowledge of international strategic issues, and his energy,” Dominique Desseigne said.

Since February 2017, Nicolas Sarkozy has been an Independent member of the Board of AccorHotels (EPA:AC), and member of its international Strategic Committee.

About Groupe Lucien Barrière

The Barrière brand sells two separate groups of hotels, casinos and restaurants: Groupe Lucien Barrière (GLB) and Société Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes (SFCMC).

Founded in 1912 by François André and subsequently developed and managed by Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne, the Barrière group has gone through many eras to become market leader in French casinos, a benchmark in the luxury hotel industry and a global player in the world of leisure and entertainment. Barrière has developed an unrivalled offering in the top of the range leisure market, founded with the view to providing operational excellence, a quality of service that is second to none and French art de vivre. Today it owns 34 Barrière Casinos, 18 Barrière Hotels (mainly 5 stars) and more than 120 bars and restaurants, one of which is the renowned Fouquet’s in Paris (with subsidiaries in Cannes, Toulouse, Marrakech, La Baule, Courchevel and Enghien-les-Bains) and organises almost 3,000 shows and events every year. Barrière is also well known in the food and beverage industry, serving some 2 million meals, in the leisure industry with 15 spas, 1 thalassotherapy centre in La Baule, 1 balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, 3 golf courses and 2 tennis clubs, and is increasingly making a name for itself through its world renown Resorts located in many popular tourist destinations.

 For more information, visit www.groupebarriere.com

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