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Accor Expands in Indonesia with Signing of Mövenpick Jakarta Airport

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Accor Expands in Indonesia with Signing of Mövenpick Jakarta Airport - VISITINDONESIA.org - TRAVELINDEXJakarta, Indonesia, July 8, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor, one of the largest international hotel operators in Southeast Asia, continues its expansion in Indonesia with the signing of Mövenpick Jakarta International Airport. The new-build airport hotel is expected to open in late 2026, bringing Swiss heritage and a rich culinary legacy to Indonesia’s hospitality scene.

Strategically located just a few kilometers away from Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Mövenpick Jakarta International Airport will welcome all types of travellers, crews, and local residents with heartfelt services and Swiss-inspired gastronomy. The hotel is situated in Tangerang City, the third-largest urban center on the western border of the Greater Jakarta metropolitan. Apart from being the main gateway to Indonesia, the city is also home to Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), the country’s largest convention center.

“Accor expects to open a further 38 hotels in the Southeast Asia region this year, 11 of which will be in Indonesia. As a rapidly booming destination, the country continues to be a robust growth market for us, where we actively explore opportunities to expand our network to provide travellers and locals with wider and more attractive options. The signing of Mövenpick Jakarta International Airport reflects our confidence in the future of Indonesia’s tourism industry. When the hotel opens, we believe that it will be a convenient base for those visiting the country,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.

Featuring 310 rooms and suites in a 12-storey building, Mövenpick Jakarta International Airport is perfect for travellers seeking a warm and relaxed hotel experience. The wide range of facilities includes an all-day dining outlet, lobby bar, spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and kid’s pool. The hotel will also be equipped with 10 meeting rooms and a business center.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts believe in making memorable moments, recognising that small gestures and attention to detail make all the difference. Founded in 1948, this premium international hotel brand is renowned for its genuine service, culinary innovation, and the signature Chocolate Hour. The Mövenpick network consists of over 100 hotels and resorts around the world.

Accor is the leading international hotel operator in Indonesia and has a growing network of 128 operating hotels and resorts across 15 brands. The Group has a strong development pipeline of 52 committed projects across the country in the next five years.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Accor Unlocks a World of Limitless Experiences with New Credit Cards

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Accor Unlocks a World of Limitless Experiences with New Credit Cards - TRAVELINDEX - TOURISMDUBAI.orgDubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / ALL- ADCB Infinite and Signature credit card holders can step into a realm of boundless privilege at more than 30 Accor hotels and resorts across the UAE, and over 4,600 properties globally

A realm of luxury is now within reach with the launch of the ALL – ADCB Credit Card in the UAE. The debut collaboration between global hospitality group, Accor, and premier commercial bank, ADCB, marks a milestone for the two entities.

The co-branded Visa credit cards are set to offer members exclusive privileges at Accor properties locally and internationally, granting them experiences with grand benefits. Abundant perks await cardholders including: room upgrades, swimming pool and beach access, dining offers, discounted room rates, golf access, airport lounge access and much more.

Accor’s global partnership with Visa brings enhanced payment experiences to users through the ALL – ADCB Credit Card. The exclusive Infinite and Signature credit cards are the gateway to an endless world of privileges and benefits, specially designed for members in the UAE to elevate their lifestyle. With an unrivalled portfolio of hotels, it allows guests to maximize the pleasure of every stay. Integrating a powerful network of properties, the ALL – ADCB Credit Cards invites guests to experience luxury with unsurpassed benefits at over 30 Accor properties in the UAE, including Raffles the Palm, Fairmont Fujairah, SLS Dubai, Rixos Dubai The Palm, and many more. The luxury portfolio of Accor in the country also includes Sofitel hotels, while premium properties include Pullman, Swissotel, Movenpick, Grand Mercure and more. Unique deluxe leisure and travel privileges with Accor partners globally also await the cardholders.

ALL- ADCB Infinite Credit Card
The ALL – ADCB Infinite Credit Card automatically entitles members to a platinum status, which allows them an instant fast track after the first eligible one night stay with Accor. A welcome bonus of up to 50,000 reward points, equal to a value of EUR € 1,000, welcomes the cardholders and grants up to three reward points for every USD 1 spent.

In-Hotel Benefits
Endless privileges can be enjoyed at participating Accor properties. Cardholders are entitled to unlimited beach, pool, and gym access, along with 25% off on dining and spa treatments at participating Accor luxury, lifestyle, and premium hotels. In addition, to celebrate the cardholders’ anniversary, one free night in any UAE luxury hotel including Fairmont, Sofitel, Rixos, and many more can be availed. For international travelers,
€50 or $ 50 equivalent to dining credit per stay, VIP guests status, room upgrade, late check-out, and complimentary WiFi, along with complimentary breakfast (at luxury hotels) are applicable worldwide at premium and luxury Accor properties.

Leisure and Travel Benefits
Jetsetters can take advantage of unlimited access to over 1,000 airport lounges across the globe with one additional guest. Cardholders are also automatically entitled to travel insurance worth USD 500,000. Local satisfaction also guarantees four complimentary airport transfers every year through Careem, unlimited buy 1, get 1 free on coffee at Caribou Coffee, and exclusive complimentary golf access at Yas Links, Arabian Ranches, and Meydan.

ALL- ADCB Signature Credit Card
The ALL – ADCB Signature Credit Card automatically entitles members to a gold status, which allows them an instant fast track after the first eligible 1 night stay with Accor. A bonus of 25,000 reward points, at a value of EUR € 500, welcomes the cardholders and grants up to two reward points for every USD 1 spent.

In-Hotel Benefits
Unlimited privileges can be enjoyed at participating Accor properties. Cardholders are entitled to 50% off on beach, pool, and gym access, and spa treatments at participating Accor luxury, lifestyle, and premium hotels. They can also dive into delectable meals at participating dining outlets at select Accor properties such as Le Jardin, Matagi, and Blüthner Hall at Raffles the Palm, Ernst Biergarten at 25Hours Hotel Dubai, Taiko Dubai and The Nine at Sofitel The Obelisk, and countless other outlets with a 25% off privilege. In addition, to celebrate the cardholders’ anniversary, one free night in any UAE premium hotel, including Pullman, Swissotel, Movenpick, and more, can be availed. For international travellers, € 50 or $ 50 equivalent to dining credit per stay, VIP guests status, room upgrade, late check-out, and complimentary WiFi are applicable worldwide at premium and luxury Accor Hotels.

The ALL – ADCB credit card is the key to unlocking a luxurious experience for members allowing them exclusive and personalized in-hotel access to over 30 hotels in the UAE from luxury, premium, and mid-scale properties with plenty of travel and leisure benefits to delight in.

With over 68 million members globally, ALL – Accor Live Limitless, Accor’s loyalty programme, is one of the most popular reward schemes in the region.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Accor Announces Global Launch of All-Inclusive Collection

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Accor Announces Global Launch of All-Inclusive Collection - TRAVELINDEX - HOTELWORLDS.comAntalya, Turkey, May 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Accelerating its expansion in the fast-growing market with a unique platform of multi-branded luxury and premium offers. Focusing on experiences through high-quality entertainment and wellness program. Unrivalled and diverse F&B concepts.

Accor, a global hospitality leader, today announced that it is accelerating its expansion in the all-inclusive market with the launch of its multi-branded All-Inclusive Collection – an attractive offering that will see the Group double down on this fast-growing segment by building upon the success of the Rixos brand. The platform will incorporate the key strengths of Accor’s brands and leverage the Group’s leading market position in the luxury and premium segments. Building on Rixos’ invaluable 20+ years of experience in the luxury-all-inclusive market. The offering will look to provide exciting and memorable experiences globally.

Accor entered into a joint venture with Fettah Tamince, founder of Rixos Hotels, in 2016 to develop the All-Inclusive segment. The partnership has proved to be great success with Rixos successfully tripling its network (including committed pipeline) over the last 5 years. Rixos is a leading global player in the luxury all-inclusive segment and the dominant market leader in Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia with 24 hotels and over 10,000 rooms in operation and a further 26 hotels with over 14,000 rooms in the pipeline.

Building upon the success of Rixos, Accor is significantly expanding its all-inclusive offering by including its luxury and premium brands with Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel and Mövenpick in the Collection. The objective is to leverage the strength and visibility of these brands in the key target markets for expansion for the All-Inclusive Collection.

Fettah Tamince, Chairman of the Board of Rixos Hotels said: I am incredibly proud of the success Rixos has achieved in the five years as part of the Accor portfolio. Together, Accor and Rixos complement each other’s market-leading expertise, and the All-Inclusive Collection is the next step in accelerating their positions in the sector. This new initiative comes at a time when the demand for all-inclusive stays could not be stronger and now is the right time to leverage this positive trajectory. I am excited and pleased to continue my partnership with Accor with this expanded brand portfolio.

Carefully curated entertainment programmes, for both day and evening activities, will play a central role and will build on Rixos’ expertise in children’s clubs, fitness, watersports as well as in programming for outdoor activities and MICE. Guests can look forward to spectacular shows with breathtaking performances delivered by entertainers and multiple sporting activities per resort accompanied by world-class spa and wellness facilities.

This will be complemented by the exceptional quality and wide breadth of restaurant, bar, beach club and nightlife concepts, creating unforgettable guest experiences. The Collection’s programming in this space will be inspired and led by Carte Blanched, Ennismore’s F&B Concept Lab with each venue providing diverse and culturally relevant cuisines and culinary experiences. Ennismore is the leading lifestyle platform established by Accor in a joint venture with Sharan Pasricha.

International expansion of the all-inclusive business will be centered in Europe, Middle East Africa, Turkey, Asia and Central America and the Caribbean. These geographies have been selected for their promising growth potential in the all-inclusive segment and the strength of these brands in the target markets. The Collection will initially focus on the further expansion of Rixos’ footprint of 50 properties in the network and pipeline and will quickly scale and diversify as part of a longer term multi-branded strategy of having over 100 all-inclusive resorts in the next 5 years.

The Collection is set for a strong year of openings which will include: Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, Rixos Qetaifan Doha, which includes one of the world’s largest waterparks. Both these resorts will open in time for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Also opening later this year the Swissôtel Sharm el Sheikh, the first non-Rixos branded property in the All-Inclusive Collection with 1,350 rooms, a water park, multiple dining, beach club and entertainment facilities.

Gaurav Bhushan, CEO Accor Lifestyle & Entertainment, Co-CEO Ennismore said: the post-Covid travel market is witnessing a renewed desire for leisure stays. Accor’s strategic decision to double down on the all-inclusive segment, the fastest growing sector in this market and build upon its success with Rixos, capitalizes on this opportunity. The new luxury and premium All-Inclusive Collection, reinforces our business model while increasing our exposure and value proposition for hotel owners.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Accor Launches Mercure in the Heart of Langkawi Malaysia

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Accor Launches Mercure in the Heart of Langkawi - HOTELWORLDS.com - TRAVELINDEXLangkawi, Malaysia, May 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Hidden away just off the bustling street of Pantai Cenang, the newly opened Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang, an Accor brand, features 164 rooms and suites with “Cast Away” feel. A tranquil haven from the bustling Cenang Beach, the resort offers safe retreats for family and friends with relaxing and comfortable accommodation, equipped with smart TV, high speed WiFi, and user-friendly amenities. All rooms and suites are adorned with locally inspired and nautical-themed art.

Langkawi is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands in the Malacca Strait. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah. Situated just 10 minutes from Langkawi International Airport, which serves as a venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), an international aerospace event for aviation industry and aero performances. The hotel is located just a 3-minute walk away from Dataran Pantai Cenang, and a 10-minute walk to the popular Underwater World Langkawi. Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang boasts breathtaking ocean views and lush hillside greenery, and is surrounded with other key tourist attractions such as Cenang Mall, Laman Padi Langkawi, duty-free Outlets and souvenir shops nearby and within walking distance.

Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea said, “We are proud to present the first Accor property in Langkawi, strategically located at the heart of Pantai Cenang, for guests and travellers looking for authenticity and leisure activities. With an extensive range of accommodation, dining & entertainment, as well as meeting and conference facilities, Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang provides an ideal setting for all market segments and events.”

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang welcomes guests to indulge at the all-day dining restaurant for breakfast, before heading out to explore Langkawi and return for lunch or dinner to feast on the culinary delights including local delicacies at the Rice Garden Restaurant. A live station kitchen is also available for greater interaction between guests and the culinary team. The 99 Islands Lounge & Bar is perfect for small gatherings and intimate get-together, offering a selection of beverages and delectable light bites. Located at the main lobby, it is the ideal meeting point for family and friends to enjoy live entertainment.

The ballroom and meeting rooms boast state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities featuring natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows that can cater up to 300 guests, a perfect destination for meetings, events, private parties and weddings.

“Our team members are looking forward to welcoming guests with a personalised service that is warm, attentive and friendly. Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang will be positioned as the one stop address for business and leisure guests to experience the overall hotel facilities infused with local design and inspiration and which delivers high quality accommodation and services,” said Jasmine Keh, General Manager of Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang.

At Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang, guests can also take advantage of ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.

To celebrate the opening of the hotel, guests can enjoy special opening rates from RM448 nett per night including breakfast for two until 30 June 2022.

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang joins the Mercure brand international network of more than 810 hotels in over 60 countries.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Orient Express to Open Luxury Hotel in Venice at Palazzo Donà Giovannelli

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Orient Express to Open Luxury Hotel in Venice at Palazzo Donà Giovannelli - TOP25HOTELS.com - TRAVELINDEXVenice, Italy, May 4, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Legendary travel brand Orient Express, part of the world-leading Accor group, has signed a partnership agreement with Italian hospitality group Arsenale S.p.A to open the second Orient Express hotel in Italy at the spectacular Palazzo Dona Giovannelli in Venice. The Groups have selected architect and interior designer Aline Asmar d’Amman and her studio Culture in Architecture to design and decorate the space.

Venice, once the gateway to Constantinople and a mythical stop on the legendary Orient Express train – that opened its doors in 1919 with the completion of the Simplon tunnel linking Switzerland to Italy – will be the home of the second Orient Express hotel, set to open in early 2024.

Located just ten minutes from Venice’s Santa Lucia train station, next to the Cannaregio shopping district, and rooted in the origins of the City of the Doges, the Palazzo Donà Giovannelli is a treasured palace built in 1400 by architect Filippo Calendario, known for Venice’s famed Doge’s Palace. Former home of the Duke of Urbino, a patron of the arts, it has been renovated twice, notably in 1800 by architect Gian Battista Meduna. At one time a pinacotheque which housed the painting La Tempesta by Giorgione, it was successively owned by the Donà and Giovannelli families.

An ode to the heritage of Venice, inspired by all of the cultures and eras that are forever a part of its history, the Orient Express Venice Hotel will be home to 45 rooms and suites, all overlooking the gardens and canals of Venice. The hotel bar will be located in the former piano nobile ballroom on the main floor of the building. A world-class restaurant will introduce guests to the flavours of Italian gastronomy. Select terraces hidden on the hotel’s rooftops will offer the most beautiful views of the wonders of the Serenissima.

As soon as the hotel opens, passengers on the Orient Express La Dolce Vita train will be able to disembark directly at the Venice Santa Lucia Station and reach the Orient Express Venice Hotel by foot or by boat.

“Orient Express Venice embodies a unique encounter between two icons: the legendary luxury brand and the Palazzo Donà Giovannelli. An architectural feat at the crossroads of cultures, a link between the East and the West, the landmark building is anchored in eternity and ready to come back to life with a theatrical and contemporary art of living, steeped in infinite elegance” says Aline Asmar d’Amman.

Born in Lebanon, Aline Asmar d’Amman, via her studio Culture in Architecture, creates projects where past and future are connected, where culture symbolizes a bridge between continents. Convinced that beauty adds to, in her words, “the poetic soul of the world”, she has designed the interior architecture of numerous private residences and has taken on the art direction of luxury hotels such as the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris and emblematic restaurants such as Le Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower. She has also collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld on the making of prestigious decorations and a collection of objects and furniture in marble. Last April, she unveiled the architectural scenography of the Lebanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Art.

About Orient Express
A brand within Accor: Artisan of travel since 1883, Orient Express sublimates the Art of Travel through its luxury trains, unique experiences, collections of rare objects, and soon its first hotels around the world. The Orient Express Venice hotel, which will open in 2024, is the result of a partnership between Accor and the Italian hospitality group, Arsenale S.p.A.

About Arsenale S.p.A.
Founded in 2020 by Annabel Holding and Paolo Barletta, Arsenale is an Italian company who continue to make a mark in the world of luxury hotels. The main objective is the enhancement of the Italian tourism sector, through two main divisions: Hospitality Hotel and Resort, focused on the development and management of hotel facilities in synergy with the most renowned luxury brands in the world, and Hospitality Travel Itinerary with Orient Express La Dolce Vita, the first sustainable railroad tourism project in collaboration with Orient Express, Trenitalia-Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato and Fondazione FS.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Accor Hotels to Launch First Mercure in Takayama

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Accor Hotels to Launch First Mercure in Takayama - HOTELWORLDS.com - TRAVELINDEXTakayama, Japan, April 29, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor Hotels is set to welcome its first hotel in Takayama, Japan, with the signing of Mercure Hida Takayama. Inspired by the reinterpretation of Takayama’s traditional handicrafts, the hotel brings warmth and tranquil touches, enriched with modern hotel experiences allowing travellers to fully immerse in the destination. The hotel is set to open in December 2022.

Takayama is a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. The famous Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are within convenient access by bus. Located in the heart of Takayama, the Sanmachi Historic District will transport travellers back to the Edo Period with its preserved wooden merchant houses and small museums. Local treats and original Sake breweries await to be discovered. The city is also famed for its biannual Takayama Festival, one of the most beautiful festivals to celebrate spring and fall.

Located in the heart of the city within a four-minute walk from Takayama JR Station, Mercure Hida Takayama offers 161 beautifully designed guestrooms and two dining experiences. The highlight facilities include the indoor and outdoor onsens on the top floor, which allow guests to unwind while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Takayama.

“Accor remains positive in Japan’s strong tourism potential and we are delighted to expand our network in the country to offer unique and authentic hotel experiences for local and international travellers. As one of the largest international operators in Japan, we are excited to be taking the Mercure brand into Takayama, a charming cultural destination. Mercure Hida Takayama will be a great showcase for a locally-inspired hotel, where the decorative design is rooted in authentic values. In partnership with Samty, we believe the hotel will become an exciting addition to the Japan hotel scene. Mercure Hida Takayama will offer travellers yet another breath-taking base to explore the beautiful experiences the city has to offer,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.

Mercure, one of the world’s most expansive midscale brands, is locally inspired to reflect the distinct character and culture of each destination in which it resides, through design, dining and local experiences. Mercure believes that travel connects guests to the locality and people.

Accor currently operates 18 hotels across eight destinations in Japan. Mercure Hida Takayama will become the 7th Mercure hotel in Japan and will join a collection of over 810 Mercure addresses globally across 60 countries.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Accor Hotels Adds Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie to its Portfolio in Malaysia

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Accor Hotels Adds Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie to its Portfolio in Malaysia - TRAVELINDEXKuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 18, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Located in the Selangor state of Malaysia, Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie launches in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, under one of Accor group’s most celebrated midscale brands.

Accor has teamed up with Paramount Corporation to bring this newly built property to life. Conveniently located in the new integrated development of Utropolis Glenmarie, the hotel is just walking distance from the international university and surrounding F&B outlets, within a residential and industrial enclave where top international companies have their corporate offices. Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie is only minutes away by car to Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Pyramid shopping complex and Shah Alam Stadium. It is also easily accessible within a 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport via Elite Highway and 15 minutes away from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang via Federal Highway.

Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea said, “We are thrilled to introduce Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, a significant addition to our midscale brand portfolio in Malaysia, joining the global Mercure network with more than 810 hotels in over 60 countries. This property is a perfect setting for residents and visitors to explore the local scene and enjoy business, leisure, and gourmet activities thanks to the authentic experiences that the property will contribute to the city.”

The 229 modern and contemporary rooms come in various categories, including superior, deluxe, privilege, and executive suite. All rooms are equipped with 55’ Smart LED TV, bathroom with rain shower and high speed Wifi. Paintings by a local artist adorn the walls in each room, conveying a story of local residents’ daily lives.

When it comes to convenience, Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie has guests covered with its hotel facilities. Unwind and relax after a busy day at Pool Bar Urban@13, organise exciting private events at the rooftop, which caters up to 30 guests, take a dip in the pool or work out in the fitness centre. Five pillarless and well-equipped function rooms with natural lighting, high-speed wifi and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment can host up to 140 persons for meetings, weddings and various events.

Enjoy fresh and locally sourced cuisine at Warna, the all-day dining restaurant, where scrumptious a la carte dishes are served, featuring local delicacies and full American buffet breakfast. Local desserts such as kuih-muih (local cakes) uniquely served in a food truck can also be enjoyed in this colourful restaurant.

“We are enthusiastic to welcome guests to experience Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, the first international business hotel within Glenmarie that offers locally inspired experiences to business and leisure travellers alike,” said Ramesh Singh, General Manager of Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie.

Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie lives up to the group’s commitment to eliminate all single-use plastics from every touchpoint of the guest experience in all areas of the hotel, strengthening efforts to reducing environmental impact and to combat plastic pollution.

Guests can also benefit from Accor’s loyalty programme ALL – Accor Live Limitless, a daily lifestyle companion. ALL harnesses and enhances the brands, services and partnerships offered within Accor’s ecosystem, delivering meaningful experiences and rewards to its most engaged customers while enabling them to work live, and play, far beyond their stay, at home and around the world.

To celebrate the opening of the hotel, guests can enjoy special opening rates from RM 220+ per night, including breakfast for one and complimentary car park.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Accor Hotels Roars with Record Growth Across Greater China

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Accor Hotels Roars with Record Growth Across Greater China - TRAVELINDEX

Beijing, China, March 16, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor is advancing through 2022 with a continued focus on expanding its presence across Greater China, offering more hotels to travelers and loyalty members than ever before, from acclaimed brands such as Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, and ibis. Accor’s new project signings in China reached an all-time high in 2021 – leading to more than 520 hotels now in operation and an additional 350 under development. Accor is also on track to drive even greater momentum and growth success this year.

“Surpassing 500 hotels in Greater China truly is a milestone of which we are extremely proud. This achievement is a result of the powerful connection that Accor’s brands and our dynamic team members have forged over the past 35 years with owners and guests throughout this region,” said Gary Rosen, CEO, Accor Greater China. “We are really excited about our strong momentum in 2022 and beyond. On average, every five days a new Accor-branded hotel is opened in the region to meet the ever-growing demand for high-quality hospitality experiences. Accor provides one of the most diverse brand portfolios in the world, positioning us well to continue introducing more brands, more hotels, and more experiences for leisure and corporate travelers across Greater China.”

China’s emergence as an economic leader has redrawn the lines of global tourism, with China set to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy within the next decade. According to research from Euromonitor International, China is on track to become the world’s #1 global tourism destination by 2030, while continuing to be a world leader in fueling outbound tourism to other countries. Meanwhile, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has hailed China as the world’s #1 domestic tourism market. The WTTC cites China’s 62% absolute growth in domestic tourism since 2008, pushing it up the list from fourth position to the top spot today. This dovetails neatly with the China Tourism Academy’s forecast for 2022, which anticipates a return to nearly 70% of pre-Covid levels of domestic travel this year.

“China is one of the fastest-growing and most competitive economies in the world for hotel development and Accor is proud to lead this important market,” said Agnès Roquefort, Chief Development Officer, Accor. “Accor’s brand portfolio is a key differentiator for the Group and will be a driving force in our success. Close to 40% of our hotels in China are at the luxury and premium level, while we retain a stronghold in the midscale and economy segments. This puts us in an enviable position and combined with our deep local knowledge and the expertise of our regional development and commercial teams, we have a flexible and highly compelling value proposition to offer owners and developers.”

Across Greater China, Accor’s top flagship hotels are well-known and beloved by travelers, including Raffles Shenzhen, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xi’an, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, DongFengYun Hotel Mi’Le – MGallery, Pullman Shanghai South, and Novotel Guangzhou Airport. Some of the most popular, high-profile openings of 2021 included Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay, Sofitel Hangzhou Yingguan Hotel, Pullman Jiaxing Pinghu Excellence Hotel, Ocean Spring Resort Chengdu – MGallery, Novotel Zhengzhou Airport Hotel and Grand Mercure Pingxiang Kaiguang Hotel.

Looking ahead to the remainder of 2022, The Year of the Tiger will bring some highly-anticipated new flagship hotels to life, such as Raffles at Galaxy Macau, Fairmont Xiamen, and Sofitel Shanghai North Bund. This year will also see the grand return of the beloved landmark, Swissôtel Beijing, following three years of extensive renovations and restyling.

Accor’s newest luxury brand, Emblems Collection, will open its first hotel in the world in December 2022 – a magnificent flagship hotel, Guiyang Art Centre Hotel, Emblems Collection, in Guizhou province. The new brand has a goal to create a unique global portfolio exceeding 60 boutique hotels and luxurious resorts by 2030, which will certainly include additional properties in China.

MGallery Hotel Collection is a brand to watch – with not one, but two – hotels opening in Hong Kong this year. The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery creates a serene retreat on Lantau Island, while AKI Hong Kong – MGallery complements the neighborhood buzz of Wan Chai with a stylish energy. Upcoming MGallery destinations include Shenzhen’s vibrant Dalang District; Wuxi Dangkou Ancient Town; as well as Guangzhou.

One of China’s top performing premium brands, Pullman, has multiple new properties slated to open in 2022, including Pullman Nanchang Xinlv, Pullman Shenzhen North Station, Pullman Chongqing Beibei, and Pullman Wuhan Airport New City. These are in addition to Pullman Dali, Pullman Haikou and Pullman Suzhou Taicang which have been open since January 2022. Greater China has more Pullman Hotels & Resorts than any other country in the world, with nearly fifty hotels in operation, a record number of new project signings, and no signs of slowing.

The power of Accor’s midscale and economy brands is also noteworthy. Novotel, a longtime favorite amongst travelers, continues to push forward with innovative new design concepts and exciting openings like Novotel Guangzhou Airport and Novotel Chengdu Tianfu Living, both set to open in 2022. Other upcoming destinations for the beloved brand include Novotel Wuxi Wanshan Lake, Novotel Xi’an Aden, and Novotel Qingdao Downtown. Not to be outdone, one of Accor’s top midscale brands, Mercure, has been singled out as one of the fastest growing brands in the world, according to a past ranking from Brand Finance. Mercure currently has more than 110 hotels in Greater China, and nearly 100 more in development. Additionally, Accor’s trailblazing economy brand, ibis, now offers more than 200 hotels in Greater China, a truly remarkable achievement.

“Accor was founded on the premise of building innovative brands and boldly expanding them throughout the world,” added Mr. Rosen. “As we progress through 2022, all of us at Accor look forward to sharing even more exciting news about our growing portfolio in Greater China and around the world, as we embrace each opportunity with the strength, confidence and adventurous spirit that the Year of the Tiger inspires.”

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Accor Hotels Core Focus in India is Densification of Existing Brand Portfolio

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Accor Hotels Core Focus in India is Densification of Existing Brand Portfolio- TRAVELINDEXDelhi, India, March 7, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Despite the dynamic circumstances that the pandemic brought with it for the hospitality industry, Accor launched three of its much-awaited hotels in 2021, the luxurious Raffles Udaipur, Novotel Chandigarh Tribune Chowk and ibis Vikhroli Mumbai, in partnership with InterGlobe Hotels. This underlines Accor’s sustainable growth in the Indian market and its commitment to holistic development, involving its guests, owners, and partners. In India, Accor has a wide portfolio, with ten brands across the luxury, premium, upper midscale, midscale and economy segments, and each brand has been able to create a niche for itself, among the rich base and varied needs of the Indian market.

The Novotel and ibis brands from the Accor portfolio in India have an extremely high brand recall and a strong focus on the meetings and conventions market, as well as the weddings and socials market. The Novotel network, with 21 operational hotels, forms the largest network of mid-scale hotels in the country, with hotels in key cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa and Hyderabad. Over the next 24 months, Accor expects to add six new properties to the network, two of which will debut in leading two-tier markets within India – Novotel Bhubaneshwar Janpath Road and Novotel Jodhpur ITI Circle. Accor will also continue to expand its ibis and ibis Styles brand in partnership with InterGlobe Hotels by adding three more hotels in the next two years to the existing portfolio of 20 hotels.

“India is a diverse market with heterogenous guests, and our endeavour is to cater to our guests in all their varied personas and changing needs.”, said Mark Willis, CEO India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey. “Our Novotel and ibis brands are much preferred by guests given their value, price and ability to offer a consistent experience, with a seamless service. We will continue to expand our footprint in the upper mid-scale and economy segment in India with the Novotel and ibis brands, and also keep looking for the right partners as we expand our luxury brands after the successful response we received for Raffles Udaipur last year.”

Speaking on the occasion, Puneet Dhawan, Senior Vice President of Operations – India & South Asia, Accor said “We are excited to be entering new markets that promise vast business potential. With travelers’ confidence rebounding, and the Indian tourism sentiment demonstrating positive outcomes, staycations and workcations to both metropolitan and non-metropolitan cities are in demand. We are well positioned to address this demand and an addition of nine new hotels to our existing network would surely lead Accor to even higher levels of hospitality in the country.”

Accor currently has a focused yet differentiated brand portfolio with 54 hotels in India, and more than 10,000 keys. From a development perspective, Accor has been following a densification strategy, and enhancing expansion in key cities with multiple hotels across varying price points.

All Accor properties in India, across brands, have received the ALLSAFE global certification to ensure guests of their safety and wellbeing. The ALLSAFE programme is designed to reassure guests with an all-encompassing set of procedures responding to new consumer behaviours and expectations around a safe experience.

Accor’s comprehensive loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless for all Accor hotels across the globe is a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to wide variety of rewards, services, and experiences. As per ALL’s current offer, guests get to save 25% on stays with a chance to win 1 million Reward points when they stay at any of Accor’s participating hotels & resorts across India and Sri Lanka.

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has announced plans to densify its portfolio by adding nine new hotels across the mid-scale and economy categories to the existing portfolio of 54 hotels in India. Over the next two years, Accor will add more than 1,300 keys to its Novotel and ibis brands in the country.

About Accor
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a creative hospitality company with a global portfolio of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States.

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First Fairmont City Hotel to Debut in Vietnam in 2024

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First Fairmont City Hotel to Debut in Vietnam in 2024 - TOP25HOTELS.com - TRAVELINDEX

Ha Noi, Vietnam, February 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor, a leading international hotel operator in Vietnam, is readying to welcome the iconic Fairmont brand to the capital city, with the signing of a 241-room luxury hotel. The Fairmont Hanoi is slated to open in 2024 and will be situated in the city centre, adjacent to Ly Thai To and Tran Nguyen Han streets.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s most celebrated luxury hotel brands, founded in San Francisco in 1907. Since then, Fairmont has become synonymous with landmark locations worldwide with renowned addresses including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City and most recently the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul and the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.

For more than a century, Fairmont hotels have served as the extraordinary settings for globally significant moments in history. The UN Charter was drafted and signed by 50 countries in the Garden Room of Fairmont San Francisco. John Lennon and Yoko Ono made history with their Bed-in for Peace at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal in 1969, when the former Beatle penned the lyrics and recorded “Give Peace a Chance.” Wherever Fairmont resides, its hotels are at the cultural and social epicentre of the community; steeped in local experience and deeply rooted in the places they call home.

Designed by the renowned Perkins Eastman and Aston Design, the architecture and interior design of Fairmont Hanoi is the result of extensive research into the culture and history of Thang Long. The hotel takes inspiration from the art of lacquer with the traditional colours of Vietnam, the Indochinese style from the French colonial period, and draws motifs from Vietnam’s dynasties.

Located in the heart of Hanoi, only a 10 minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter, Fairmont Hanoi offers close proximity to some of the most important governmental and business districts of the city. The hotel will feature extensive leisure and event facilities and is certain to become a favourite destination for both business and leisure travellers visiting the capital of Vietnam.

Fairmont Hanoi will allow guests to discover an urban resort with a wide range of offerings such as six dining and bar venues including a rooftop restaurant, along with two indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an extensive gym, wellness spa and bathhouse. The hotel will also feature an expansive 1,000 square metre grand ballroom as well as nine meeting rooms, making it an outstanding destination for meetings, conferencing and events.

“The signing of the first Fairmont city hotel in Vietnam is a significant step forward in Accor’s development within the country. Our ambition is to debut a greater collection of premium and luxury offerings to meet the rapidly growing demand for high-end hospitality in the market. A stay in any Fairmont hotel is truly unforgettable – our guests love to visit this collection of grand, awe-inspiring properties and appreciate the thoughtful service they receive each and every stay. Fairmont Hanoi will offer an experience that is steeped in local culture and is sure to become intrinsic to the local neighbourhood. The signing of this iconic address demonstrates our appreciation for Vietnam’s development of tourism and its ability to provide leading hotel standards,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1907 and today offers more than 80 magnificent hotels, rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture and community of their destinations. Through its Fairmont Sustainability Partnership, the band also takes great pride in its pioneering approach to hospitality and leadership in sustainability and responsible tourism practices.

About Accor
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a creative hospitality company with a global portfolio of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States.

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