Pullman, Accor’s upscale brand, has announced the opening of the Pullman Shanghai South, its second property in the city of Shanghai and its fifteenth in China.
China is now the brand’s leading market in terms of number of hotels.
With 45 hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific (including 32 in Asia), Pullman confirms its strong growth and success in this region, accomplished through an unprecedented approach to upscale international hospitality.
The Pullman Shanghai South features 338 rooms and suites, an indoor pool, eight meeting rooms, four bars and restaurants and offers the brand’s top signature services including the Connectivity by Pullman concept with free broadband fiber optic Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
The Pullman network expanded at an unprecedented pace in 2012 and 2013, with major hotels opened in key international capitals like London, Brussels, Bangkok, Jakarta and Sydney.
In Asia, for example, the brand opened 15 addresses in two years, the most recent of which include the Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar (Malaysia), the Pullman Saigon Centre and Pullman Danang Beach Resort (Vietnam) and the Pullman Phuket Arcadia (Thailand).
According to the 2013 UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, tourist arrivals in South-East, North-East and Southern Asia grew significantly (about seven per cent).
This trend should continue over the next few years.
Pullman will add 47 new addresses to its Asian portfolio by 2018, including 38 in China, three in India and two in Indonesia, as well as openings in other major Asian destinations.
Michael Issenberg, chief executive, hotel services Asia-Pacific explained: “Expansion in Asia Pacific is a priority for Pullman. We plan to open 47 new hotels here over the next four years to reach more than 90 hotels in the region, or over half the brand’s network.”