Not to be outdone by Marriott and Manchester United, Accor and Paris Saint-Germain have signed a global multi-year partnership agreement.
AccorHotels has announced a record year of development in Africa during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. AccorHotels is the largest operator in Africa with a network of over 150 hotels in operation, representing close to 27,000 rooms across 23 countries.
AccorHotels has appointed Mark Willis as chief executive officer for Middle East and Africa. Based in Dubai, Willis will be responsible for overseeing a combined network of close to 400 hotels in operation and pipeline across the Middle East and Africa.
AccorHotels has signed an agreement with a consortium of 15 banks for a new €1.2 billion revolving credit facility, with a margin that will be notably dependent on the group’s performance in terms of environment, social and governance.
Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château, MGallery by Sofitel, has opened following a complete renovation of an historic 19th century building in the Île-de-France region of France, what was once the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France.
Christophe Landais, chief operating officer, Hotel Services Middle East, Accor talks to Breaking Travel News at AHIC about their key brands which have a presence in the Middle East region. He talks to Phil Blizzard about the importance of the hospitality market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where they have 26 hotels in the development pipeline.
Accor has revealed its online booking solution for tourism professionals is now deployed in more than 150 destinations.
Sabre Corporation has renewed its technology agreement with Accor Hotels to continue marketing and selling Accor’s room inventory and rates in the Sabre global distribution system. Travel agents using the Sabre global travel marketplace will be able to access room rates and availability for all 13 Accor brands and 3,600 hotels in 92 countries.
Accor Middle East is unveiling its Middle East expansion plans which will bring the group’s regional portfolio to 100 hotels by 2017. The expanded portfolio will cover the economy, midscale, upscale and luxury sectors with Accor brands such as ibis Styles, Adagio, Novotel and Sofitel.
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.
French hotel operator Accor will again be the headline sponsor of World Travel Market Latin America. Accor was the headline sponsor of last year’s inaugural WTM Latin America and will sponsor this year’s event, which takes place at the Transamerica Expo Centre, in the city of São Paulo, on April 23rd-25th.