Accor Hotels has unveiled plans for a massive expansion spree across India to include setting up as many as 48 hotels over the next three years, with the addition of some 10,000 rooms.Hotels would include the French chain’s core brands - Sofitel (luxury), Novotel (business class), Ibis (economy), Mercure (mid-scale) and Formule 1 (budget), as well as its new upscale brand Pullman.
Accor has signed an agreement of Fico of Thailand to develop four more hotels in the country. The hotels are the Novotel Bangkok Fenix Ploenchit, Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, Mercure Samui Fenix and Hotel Muse - a member of the MGallery Collection.
Accor has drawn up a plan to tackle the tough global hospitality market as it posted a 3.5 percent drop in 2008 operating profit, which was in line with forecasts.The measures amounted to a “battle plan to face a difficult environment” after “the effects of the global economic downturn quickly spread to the hotels business, especially in the fourth quarter,” Accor said in a statement.
Kangaroo Island Lodge is delighted to announce a new partnership between Kangaroo Island Lodge and one of the world’s largest hotel operators, Accor Asia Pacific.
Accor is to add seven more properties under the Novotel, Mercure, all seasons and ibis hotel brands in Thailand, adding to its existing Thai network of 39 hotels. wo of the hotels are located in city centre locations in the metropolis of Bangkok, and the other five in some of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations.
Accor is to open a Novotel hotel at Brisbane Airport. The Novotel Brisbane Airport is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion by October 2009.
Accor is aiming to expand its new 5-star Pullman brand, to a total of up to 100 hotels in the Asia Pacific region by 2015, primarily in China, India, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
ACCOR ANNOUNCES SYDNEY’S ONLY NEW-BUILD HOTELS FOR THIS DECADEFirst Pullman hotel announced for Australia & Ibis for King Street Wharf Australia’s largest hotel group, Accor, announced today that it would launch its new 5-star Pullman brand in Australia, with the Pullman Sydney Olympic Park scheduled to open in August 2008. It will be the only 5-star hotel to open in Sydney this decade. Accor are planning a new-build hotel in the Sydney central business district this decade - Ibis King Street Wharf, which is currently under construction and is planned for opening by the end of 2008.
Accor is holding a two-day event forinstitutional investors and financial analysts to present the new businessmodel for its Hotels division and measure its impact.
China Southern Airlines is signing a new frequent flyer pact with ACCOR Hotels.
France Telecom and Orange France have announceda strategic alliance with Accor to deploy their network of Wi-Fi hotspots in 900Sofitel, Mercure, Libertel, Suitehotel, Ibis, Etap Hotel and Formule 1 economy,midscale and upscale hotels in metropolitan France. At least 300 hotels will beequipped by the end of the year, enabling Accor hotel customers to benefit fromall the advantages of broadband roaming wireless Internet access.
Accor and TotalFinaElf have created Mouvango, a network of traveland leisure-related loyalty programs. Today, Mouvango federates the loyalty programs of theCompliments-Mouvango and Club Total cards, with the support of several partner brands.