Accor Selects Atlanta for 2003 Conference

Accor North America today announced plans for its annual meeting to be held April 10-13, 2003 at the Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Downtown. Representatives from Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Red Roof Inns, Motel 6 and Studio 6 are scheduled to attend, with total turnout expected to top 1,000 employees, franchise owners and suppliers.

The 2003 Á¤One World, One VisionÁ¬ convention is a three-day event and includes a supplier trade show, training sessions, brand meetings and awards presentations. The company will discuss results and its future business strategies in the evolving economic climate. The 2003 conference marks the second time all six North American brands have converged for an annual conference.

About Accor North America: Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Accor North America operates more than 1,200 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Red Roof Inns, Motel 6 and Studio 6 and the upscale Sofitel and mid-scale Novotel and Ibis hotel locations in the U.S, Canada and Mexico.

About Accor: With 147,000 associates in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the world`s largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services, with two major international activities:

?h hotels: 3,800 hotels (425,000 rooms) in 90 countries, travel agencies, restaurants and casinos;


?h services to corporate clients and public institutions: each day, 13 million people in 31 countries use a broad range of services (Food Vouchers, People`s Care, Expenses Management, Social Services, Incentive / Events) engineered and managed by Accor.