AccorHotels Added 81,000 Rooms in 350 Hotels in 2016
Over the past year, AccorHotels has opened 230 new hotels and acquired 120 new locations – a rate of one new hotel opening every 36 hours – while continuing to diversify its activities.
Beyond record results and the continued expansion of AccorHotels’ historical hotel brands, 2016 was notable for the Group’s development moving in new strategic directions including:
The ramp-up of growth in the luxury hotel segment driven by the acquisition of FRHI. This growth was subsequently reinforced in the resort segment, among the most dynamic markets in the industry, through a strategic partnership with Banyan Tree and Rixos for a number of destinations.
The expansion of our portfolio of lifestyle brands with Mama Shelter, introduction of the new Jo&Joe brand and strategic partnership with 25hours.
The acceleration in the development of serviced residences for extended stays and branded private residences.
The consolidation of leadership in the luxury home rentals market resulting from the acquisitions of onefinestay, Squarebreak and Travel Keys, which complements AccorHotels’ existing hotel portfolio and offers almost 8,500 luxury homes globally.
The consolidation of leadership in Brazil with the integration of 26 Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) hotels.
“In a single year, AccorHotels has opened 38,000 rooms across all segments and acquired 43,000 rooms, which represents a record for the Group. With more than 920 hotels and 172,000 rooms in the pipeline, our aim over the coming months is to consolidate our global presence as well as the leadership position secured by AccorHotels in the luxury, resort, lifestyle and private rental segments. We are also very proud to have announced some iconic hotels this year including the Fairmont Century Plaza Los Angeles (394 rooms and 63 private residences scheduled to open in 2018), the Sofitel Reforma in Mexico (290 rooms scheduled to open in early 2018), the So Kuala Lumpur (213 rooms), the Novotel Dubai Burj Khalifa (261 rooms), and the ibis Styles in Moscow (240 rooms),” said Gaurav Bhushan, Chief Development Officer of AccorHotels.
|Key 2016 Hotel Openings
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera (150 rooms)
Designed in the style of the hôtels particuliers (private mansions) of the 17th and 18th centuries, this luxurious palace boasts 150 rooms and suites and epitomizes the French art de vivre.
Santa Teresa Hotel and David Tower Netanya Hotel (44 and 75 rooms, respectively)
In 2016, MGallery by Sofitel opened hotels in two new countries: Santa Teresa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and David Tower Netanya Hotel in Israel. The hotel in Rio is located in the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, renowned for its wonderful artistic and musical heritage. In Netanya, the hotel is just a short walk from the oceanfront, overlooking the blue waters and golden beaches of the Israeli Riviera.
Pullman San Francisco Bay (421 rooms)
The Pullman San Francisco Bay is the destination of choice for business travelers and tourists alike, standing on the shores of a tranquil lagoon in the upmarket community of Redwood Shores.
Novotel Bali Benoa Hotel (173 rooms)
A stunning tropical hotel ideal for a family vacation or a romantic getaway, Novotel Bali Benoa boasts three pools, three bars and restaurants, a fitness center and an In Balance Spa.
Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto (198 rooms)
Located in the city center of Krakow, this hotel is fully rooted in its local environment through its original atmosphere mixing history with modernity. The colorful and convivial design is an homage to the Jagiellonian dynasty that reigned in Poland.
ibis One Central Dubai (588 rooms)
Dubai One Central welcomes business travellers and tourists to the heart of the financial and commercial districts, with easy access to the Dubai International Trade and Convention Center, the largest conference centre in the region.
ibis Styles Budapest City (130 rooms)
The ibis Styles Budapest City is situated on the banks of the Danube in the Hungarian capital. Providing easy access to the city’s financial and historical districts, the hotel’s design is inspired by cycling, the emblem of the city.
ibis budget Frankfurt City Ost (159 rooms)
Deep sleep, with a dream price: the ibis budget Frankfurt City Ost is located in the heart of Frankfurt’s Ostend district, between Ostbahnhof station and the Main river.
Pullman Cayo Cayo, Cuba (564 rooms)
The all-inclusive 5-star Pullman Cayo Cayo faces the Caribbean Sea and ideally located in the heart of an ecological park on the island of Cayo Cayo, with a main hotel and The Collection by Pullman, an adults-only section offering 42 junior suites and suites as well as a private Golden Villa. Myriad amenities and amusements, with 600 meters of private white sand beach.