mehdi - housekeeping manager at Accor

Mehdi’s journey to becoming a Housekeeping Manager with Accor

We are excited to share the inspiring story of Mehdi Kharbouchi, whose career journey showcases a seamless transition from the airline industry to hospitality. 

Currently serving in a Housekeeping Manager job at Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Mehdi shares his insights on the unique aspects of working in hotels, the rewarding experiences that come from building guest relationships, and the core values that drive his passion for exceptional service. 

Join us as we delve into Mehdi's story, exploring his professional growth and the fulfilling world of hospitality.

Can you tell us about your transition from the airline industry to hospitality? 

“I transitioned into the hospitality industry after gaining experience as cabin crew in the airline industry. 

The transition felt natural to me because, as I often mention, whether it’s up in the air or on the ground, the essence of both industries revolves around providing exceptional service and ensuring the comfort of guests or passengers.”

What attracted you to work in hotels after your time in the airline industry?

“What drew me to hotels was the opportunity to cultivate my hospitality skills in a different environment while also being able to stay rooted in one place, alleviating the homesickness I experienced while constantly travelling. 

What I appreciate most about working in hotels compared to the airline industry is the sense of community and connection with guests that comes with being in a fixed location. 

Building relationships with guests and seeing the impact of excellent service firsthand is incredibly rewarding, making every day on the job fulfilling.”

What do you love most about working in the hospitality industry and with Accor?

“What I love about the hospitality industry and Accor is the commitment to creating memorable experiences for guests. 

The emphasis on genuine service, collaboration, and a positive work environment truly sets it apart. For me, the focus on continuous learning and growth opportunities adds another layer of fulfillment.”

Can you share a memorable moment from your career in hospitality?

“One of my proudest moments in hospitality was orchestrating a surprise for a mother and daughter who were celebrating the daughter’s birthday. Seeing the joy on her face when we made her day sparkle with a surprise made it truly special.” 

What does being a Heartist® mean to you?

“Being a Heartist® means embodying qualities such as being easygoing, professional, and friendly with colleagues. It’s about collaboration, drawing on collective experience, and fostering a supportive environment.” 

What advice do you have for someone new to the hospitality industry?

“For someone new to the hospitality industry, my advice would be to embrace every opportunity to learn, remain attentive to detail, and prioritize exceptional customer service. 

Build strong connections with colleagues and always be open to adapting and growing in this dynamic field.”

How has your role as a Housekeeping Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech influenced your career?

“Working as a Housekeeping Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech has given me the chance to develop my leadership skills and deepen my understanding of hotel operations. 

It’s a role that keeps me constantly engaged and allows me to make a tangible difference in both guest experiences and team dynamics.”

From cabin crew to Housekeeping Manager with Accor 

Mehdi Kharbouchi’s journey from the skies to the heart of hospitality is a compelling testament to the versatility and passion that define a career in service. 

His dedication to exceptional guest experiences and his commitment to continuous learning and professional growth highlight the rewarding nature of the hospitality industry. 

At Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Mehdi continues to exemplify the essence of a true Heartist®, inspiring both colleagues and guests alike. And you can too. 

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