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Accor steps up expansion in Italy with 5 new openings

Accor steps up expansion in Italy with 5 new openings

27 January 2010 Press Release Hotel News

Accor stepped up its expansion in Italy in the last quarter of 2009, opening three Mercure hotels and two MGallery hotels. Mercure continues to expand through franchise agreements and has opened three new hotels in Rende, Tarente and Naples, which are strategic Italian cities for the Group.

Accor To Split Into 2 Companies

Accor To Split Into 2 Companies

17 December 2009 Press Release Hotel News

A demerger would enable each division to step up its pace of growth, Accor says. Accor SA’s board of directors has recommended separating the group’s prepaid services and hotels businesses, pending shareholder approval.

Accor Launches iPhone Application

Accor Launches iPhone Application

9 December 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

As of today, accorhotels.com is providing iPhone users with free access to an application that will enable them to reserve a room in any of 3,000 Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Mercure, Novotel, Suitehotel, Adagio, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and hotelF1 hotels, directly from their iPhone.

Accor launches all seasons brand in the UK

Accor launches all seasons brand in the UK

12 October 2009 Press Release Hotel News

A hotel which promises to “reinvent hotel service and value” has opened in London. This ambitious undertaking comes from all seasons – the new international budget hotel brand being pioneered by hospitality leader Accor (www.all-seasons-hotels.com).

Accor considers splitting into two stand-alone businesses

Accor considers splitting into two stand-alone businesses

27 August 2009 Hotel News

Accor may streamline its operations by splitting its hotels operations and services division into two separate companies. Shares in Europe’s largest hotel group rose sharply on the news despite it announcing losses of €150m in the first half due to restructuring costs and weak demand.

London’s Trocadero to be transformed into “pod” hotel

London’s Trocadero to be transformed into “pod” hotel

13 August 2009 Hotel News

London’s Trocadero centre is to be turned into 500-room pod hotel offering budget rooms in the heart of town. The “Piccadilly Hotel” would be modelled on the Pod Hotel in New York. The aim would be to “offer a boutique experience at a no-frills price”, whilst also rejuvenating the flagging landmark building.

Accor plans summer opening for Mumbai Novotel

28 May 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Accor is set to open its first Novotel-branded hotel in the Indian city of Mumbai. The Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, located in the heart of Mumbai’s social and commercial hub, is scheduled to soft launch in July 2009.

Accor to bring Sofitel to Guangzhou

13 May 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Accor has signed a management contract for a new Sofitel in China. The Guangdong Sunrich Group’s latest hotel property, the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, is located at the heart of Guangzhou’s Tianhe CBD.