AccorHotels ups the odds with 6 new properties

sleep September 10, 2017 13:30

By The Nation

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Leading travel & lifestyle group AccorHotels is strengthening its Asia-Pacific presence in the luxury hotel sector with the opening of six luxury hotels in the next three months.

The upcoming openings will see the expansion of the Sofitel and Pullman brands, which fall under AccorHotels’ luxury and upscale collection. Raffles Hotel, Fairmont, MGallery by Sofitel, Swissôtel and Grand Mercure brands complete the group’s high-end offerings.

The first to open is Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara which launches this month, adding 312 rooms to the heart of the Malaysian capital. This will be followed by Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Pullman Brisbane Airport and Sofitel Wellington (relaunch). The opening of Pullman Shenyang Ginza will round out the group’s 2017 luxe expansion in APAC.

“These developments build on 2016’s momentum, where AccorHotels added 86 hotels to our Asia Pacific network, with 58 per cent of rooms in the luxury and upscale sector,” says Michael Issenberg, chairman and CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “We are committed to providing our customers with luxury accommodation in as many key locations as possible around the region.

“Asia Pacific is really leading the world in terms of luxury and upscale demand and the six hotels we are about to open are a strong signal of our intention to keep building on our luxury credentials and expand in this sector.”

AccorHotels is the leading hotel operator in Asia Pacific and is the second largest luxury operator in the world, with a portfolio of over 490 luxury and upscale hotels and resorts in 72 countries, 210 of which are in Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific represents 44 per cent of the group’s total worldwide pipeline and will continue to increase in importance on a global scale as the world’s fastest-growing region in terms of travel.

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