Pullman London St Pancras officially launches with Pullman Artnight showcasing its final design, state-of-the art services and contemporary art collection. A year-long journey, the now complete Pullman London St Pancras is a European flagship for the global hotel brand.
Pullman is inaugurating the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach. It is the fifteenth resort in its portfolio, the fifth Pullman in Thailand, and nestled in Naithon Beach, one of the most beautiful expanses on Phuket’s west coast.
Accor has unveiled a new positioning for its Pullman brand, designed to match new business traveller behaviour. Accelerated expansion of its network; active commitment to design and contemporary art; enhanced visual identity are all part of a global move aimed at offering guests a resolutely new hotel experience.
Quay Grand Suites Sydney has confirmed it will rebrand as the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, signalling an expansion of the five-star Pullman brand in Australia. Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour joins two other Pullmans in Sydney – Pullman Sydney Olympic Park and Pullman Sydney Hyde Park (currently completing a massive upgrading programme following its re-branding from Sydney Marriott in May 2012).
Travelport has added two new participants to its Lowest Public Rate Programme that guarantees agents access to the lowest publicly available rate. Both Pullman and Sofitel Hotels are part of the Accor Hotel Group and bring more than 190 hotel properties to the programme.
Hotel operator Accor is expanding its brand portfolio in the UK with the opening its first Pullman branded property in London this month following a complete refurbishment. The 312-room property features panoramic views of the London skyline, and a restaurant and bar named Golden Arrow, plus meetings facilities.
Upscale hotel brand Pullman has announced the opening of Pullman Anshan Time Square, in downtown Anshan. Located in the city dubbed the ‘Capital of Iron and Steel’, the opening means China is now the largest country market in the Pullman network.
At the start of the year, Pullman added two new establishments to its European network: the Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne in the Netherlands and the Pullman Munich in Germany. With 27 hotels on the continent, Pullman, which also has an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific area, has established excellent coverage of the European region and is confirming its determination to grow.
Accor has announced the sale of the Pullman Paris Rive Gauche (617 rooms) to Bouygues Immobilier for €77 million, in line with its asset-right strategy. The hotel, whose operating performance and technical standards fall below Group requirements, will shut down in 2012. The contract also includes an earn-out mechanism, whose amount will depend on the terms and conditions of the reconstruction project.
Xavier Louyot joins Accor as Vice President Global Marketing for Pullman, reporting to Accor Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Committee member Grégoire Champetier.
Pullman has announced the official opening of Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa in China’s south-western Yunnan Province. Consisting of 79 villas and 51 deluxe rooms, the new property in Lijiang, a city which is often dubbed as China’s “Forgotten Kingdom,” is Pullman’s fourth resort in the country.
Isabelle Miaja comments: “ We are very excited to create a one of a kind contemporary Pullman Hotel in Jakarta which will stand the test of time!”