Accor confirms Sebastien Bazin CEO appointment

PARIS Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:17am EDT

PARIS Aug 27 (Reuters) - French hotel group Accor said it had appointed Vice-Chairman Sebastien Bazin as its new chief executive on Tuesday, confirming an earlier report by Reuters.

Bazin will no longer work for private-equity group Colony Capital, whose European activities he headed, according to Accor's press release.

(Reporting by Lionel Laurent)