Gassim: first steps in Algeria

  • August 18, 2018

In July 2018, Andre Guillou (Gassim’ Director, in the right) visited Algeria and Oran with Hamoud Benhamdine (Sieha’ Director, in the left) and Yasmine Mekarnia (Accor Hotels’ Projects Manager, in the middle). This trip followed the signature of an Owner’s Assistance contract between Gassim and Accor Hotels for the extension of Ibis Alger Airport Bab Ezzouar. The new building will have 104 rooms and should be delivered in 18 months by a design & build contractor.

About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries.

With an unrivalled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years.

About Sieha (Societe immobiliere et d’exploitation hotelière algérienne)

Sieha is a partnership between the Mehri Group ( and Accor since 2005. The objective of Sieha is to develop 24 hotels Ibis or Novotel around Algeria. To day 7 hotels are under operation in Alger, Oran, Constantine, Setif, Tlemcem.

About Andre Guillou

Andre has more 30 years experience as contractor. He has a vast knowledge in construction, management of companies and negotiation skills to facilitate the action of players in project development and project management. He can add value by utilizing his attributes and multi-disciplined skills achieved during his long-standing career.

He develops his expertise during 10 years in Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom with Yves Dumont. He worked in Poland, Hungary, Malaysia, Romania. Before joining Gassim, André was the Managing Director of Bouygues Bâtiment International in Nigeria,