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Accor welcomes 2022 with a diverse array of spectacular new properties

Author: Tatiana Rokou / Date: Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:31
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With lifestyle representing one of the fastest growing segments of the global hospitality industry, Accor, through its joint venture with Ennismore, will continue to grow leading lifestyle brands.

PARIS - Accor reveals some of its newest properties and upcoming destinations that guests and world travelers can look forward to visiting in 2022 and beyond. Many of the world's most exciting destinations – such as London, Doha, and Moscow – will welcome multiple new Accor hotels this year, while several Accor brands have sought out exotic, unexpected or new horizons to explore, such as Pangkalan Bun in Indonesia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Casco Viejo in Panama City.

"Accor is a strong believer in the power of diversity - in our workforce, our client base and our brands," said Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO, Accor. "We continuously introduce fresh concepts and exciting new places to discover. With more than 300 new hotels and resorts opening their doors in 2022, we are certain that each member of our vast community of loyal guests around the world will find somewhere unique to inspire their next journey."

One of the most anticipated openings of the year is Raffles London at The OWO. This architectural masterpiece, located at the historic Old War Office – the iconic Whitehall building inhabited by Britain's most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming – is in the final touches of a monumental transformation to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 unique branded residences and 11 destination restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, in northwest England, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village will open as a beacon of hospitality in Liverpool. With more than 220 rooms among 16 stories, the new flagship hotel will stand out as the tallest and one of the most attractive gathering spots for tourists and locals in this vibrant city of music, culture and outstanding pubs.

The strength of Accor's network across Europe continues to be bolstered with recent and upcoming openings, such as Sofitel Barcelona Skipper, Mercure Amsterdam North, ibis Styles St. Margrethen Switzerland, Mercure Hotel President in Lecce, Italy and MGallery Cagliari Palazzo Tirso, Italy, just to name a few. Paris continues to be a market near and dear to Accor's heart, not only as the company's headquarters and for its sponsorship of the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, but also through its support of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2022, Accor will welcome new additions to the city including MGallery Issy-les-Moulineaux Domaine de la Reine Margot and greet Paris Vincennes.

Across the pond, North America eagerly awaits the continent's first Raffles later this year. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, located in the city's prestigious Back Bay neighborhood, is a 35-story building featuring 146 residences, 147 guestrooms, and six food and beverage venues, including a sky bar and speakeasy. The striking three-story sky lobby is set to be the first of its kind in Boston.

The Middle East is another exciting stronghold for Accor, particularly with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Accor has been selected as the official provider of accommodation for visitors of the event, providing team members to manage and operate more than 60,000 rooms in apartments and villas across the Gulf Arab state.  The Group will also broaden its Rixos portfolio in Qatar and in the region overall with the upcoming Rixos Doha Qetaifan, Rixos Obhur Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Rixos Jewel of the Creek in Dubai, UAE. Accor will also introduce many stunning new properties throughout the region including the new Raffles Doha and sister hotel Fairmont Doha, Banyan Tree AlUla in the Asher Valley of Saudi Arabia, and Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Salé.

Another noteworthy market for Accor in 2022 is Russia. Domestic tourism continues to grow, particularly among Russian travelers who are accustomed to international services and high standards of vacation experiences. Accor is adding to its portfolio across the country with a diverse range of destinations, including Novotel Moscow ComCity, ibis Styles Kogalym Russia and Mövenpick Resort and Spa Anapa Miracleon.

Further, Accor is excited to open its first property in Denmark – ibis Styles Orestad Denmark, on the edge of Copenhagen; the hotel marks the first step for Accor in this beautiful Scandinavian country.

Finally, with lifestyle representing one of the fastest growing segments of the global hospitality industry, Accor, through its joint venture with Ennismore, will continue to grow leading lifestyle brands including Mondrian, SLS, The Hoxton, Morgans Originals and Mama Shelter. Standout openings across this category include the first Mondrian in China, Hong Kong Kowloon, a 324-room property with uninterrupted harbor views; the inaugural Maison Delano Paris in the ultra-chic 8th Arrondissement just steps away from the fabled Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré; TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square which will bring bold design to Cambodia's hotel scene, and Mama Shelter Dubai a larger-than-life Mama that embodies the idea of a resort in the heart of the city with apartments, pools and an outdoor cinema.

"Accor's development pipeline is very robust and we are delighted to bring so many projects to life in 2022," said Agnès Roquefort, Global Chief Development Officer, Accor. "Our hoteliers all over the world are eager to welcome guests to their favorite destinations, as well as introduce them to new places, in a much bigger way than we've done over the past couple of years."


Accor notable openings - 2022


Southeast Asia

  • The Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery (mid 2022) The first MGallery in the Philippines will feature six uniquely themed floors showcasing local culture, festivals, heroes, folk dances, destinations, native objects, and traditional games. The artfully designed guest rooms and suites are equipped with thoughtful luxuries such as Bose sound bars and APPELLES bath amenities.
  • Orchard Hills Residences – MGallery (mid 2022) Singapore's first MGallery address will be residing in the world-renowned Orchard Road shopping district. These 168 serviced residences, designed by award-winning Japanese studio, Nikken Sekkei, will take guests on a personal journey of self-discovery through immersive spaces, meticulous curation as well as a thoughtful integration of luxury hospitality, healthcare and wellness.
  • Naru Hotel Seoul – MGallery (mid 2022) Located in the Mapo District, this new MGallery hotel will overlook the Han River with views of Yeouido island. The 196-room hotel will offer the brand's signature mix of bespoke mixology and fascinating stories infused with the culture of the neighborhood.
  • Pullman Singapore Orchard (mid 2022) Following a stylish refurbishment, the hotel in the heart of the Orchard Road shopping district will be part of a mixed-use development, featuring commercial and retail outlets including the flagship Apple store, and is just a short walk from some of the city's best malls, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and the entertainment enclave of Clarke Quay.
  • Pullman Lombok Mandalika Beach Resort (early 2022) This 5-star resort is set on the secluded beach of Kuta Mandalika, offering 257 rooms, suites and villas, dotted with aquamarine pools overlooking the azure Indian Ocean. Guests unlock their creativity in the business center, enjoy the Chill Out Space & wellness center, or get social in meeting rooms and a ballroom that caters up to 800 guests.
  • Mövenpick Phan Thiet (late 2022) The hotel will feature two restaurants, an executive lounge, and extensive wellness facilities.
  • Grand Mercure Bali Legian Resort (mid 2022) The first Grand Mercure resort in Bali brings tropical luxury and a beachfront experience to families, couples and business guests, on the white sands of Legian Beach. With 269 rooms, the hotel is just 45 minutes by road from the international airport with a selection of restaurants and bars, event space, and wellness areas.
  • Novotel Phnom Penh Beung Keng Kong (mid 2022) In the city center of Phnom Penh, near the Royal Palace and Independent Monument, this 253-room hotel is designed for visitors and locals to enjoy, with three restaurants, multiple meeting rooms, a swimming pool, fitness center and spa.
  • Mercure Pangkalan Bun (mid 2022) A new destination for Accor, this four-star hotel will offer 150-rooms on nine floors, with a connecting eight-story office building. Ideally located in the central business area of the Central Kalimantan province of Indonesia, the hotel will offer an authentic locally rooted experience with a commitment to quality.
  • Mercure Miri City Centre (mid 2022) In the stunning coastal city of Miri, on the island of Borneo, the new Mercure hotel rises conveniently near the city center and airport. With 160 rooms, ballroom, meeting rooms, dining venues, a swimming pool and a gym, guests will experience all the important comforts amid the warmth and charm of authentic Malaysian culture.
  • Mercure Living Putrajaya (mid 2022) A refreshingly modern experience awaits those seeking longer stays whilst traveling for business or leisure. Featuring all-day dining, an executive lounge, 52-meter infinity saltwater swimming pool, fitness center, tennis court and spa, guests will feel right at home in the spacious and modern suites which include dining and living areas as well as workspaces.
  • Mercure Rayong Lomtalay (early 2022) At the spectacular Cape Laem Mae Phim, Rayong, sits the newest and the trendiest destination beach resort in Thailand, with a range of accommodations from upscale beachfront rooms to sea view villas.
  • Mercure Da Lat Resort, Vietnam (mid 2022) A heritage building nestled among lush gardens in the Old Train Station area of the city center, Mercure Da Lat Resort is an ideal starting point from which to explore the cultural and historical city and the majestic highlands of Vietnam's Central region.
  • ibis Styles Bangkok Silom (mid 2022) Located on Silom Road, at the heart of the Bangkok, with easy access to BTS Sala Daeng and MRT Silom, the hotel will feature connecting rooms for families, a fitness center and meeting rooms.

Pacific

  • The Porter House Hotel, Sydney – MGallery (early 2022) The 1870s heritage-listed Porter House in Sydney will connect to a new 36-story tower, offering a mix of hotel and residences, pool and fitness center, two restaurants, a fourth-floor bar with roving art gallery, meeting and private dining facilities and a business center.
  • Hotel Morris, Sydney (early 2022) The historic West End Hotel, built in 1929, will reopen as Hotel Morris following an extensive refurbishment. The 82-room hotel will feature a ground floor restaurant and bar on Pitt Street, and a spectacular rooftop bar.
  • The Sebel Wellington Lower Hutt, New Zealand (mid 2022) Overlooking the Hutt River, this stylish apartment-style hotel features 60 fully serviced studios and one-bedroom apartments, along with a lively restaurant and bar called Biscotti.


Greater China

  • Raffles at Galaxy Macau (early 2022) A stunning addition to the Galaxy Macau, a world-class luxury integrated resort, Raffles at Galaxy Macau features guest rooms as a personal canvas – with Samsung The Frame Hospitality in every room, and the brand's famed Raffles Butlers providing discreet bespoke service.
  • Sofitel Shanghai North Bund (late 2022) French art de vivre will shine brightly at the stunning 25-story landmark hotel, featuring 300 opulent guest rooms and suites with outstanding views of the famous Shanghai skyline. Guests will adore the modern French style at Club Millesime, a lavish Sofitel Spa and an ultramodern Sofitel Fitness gym.
  • Guiyang Art Centre Hotel, Emblems Collection (late 2022) Accor's newest luxury brand, Emblems Collection, premieres its first hotel at the famous Guiyang Art Centre in the capital city of Guizhou province. Originally built as a palatial private residence, Emblems brings a fresh, modern expression of luxury that will set the standards for this exciting and growing collection of unique hotels and resorts.
  • The Silveri Hong Kong - MGallery (early 2022) With a name that evokes the silver mines of Lantau and the shimmering waters surrounding the island, the first MGallery in Hong Kong is an urban oasis of lush greenery with an abundance of outdoor terraces, where one can experience a soothing retreat that is unexpected in a city hotel.
  • AKI Hong Kong – MGallery (mid 2022) The historic façade in the distinctive Wanchai district reveals an upscale, calming atmosphere where guests can retreat following a busy day of urban exploration. A genteel whisky bar crowns the top floor, where mixology mingles with creative minds and cultural conversations.
  • Swissôtel Beijing (mid 2022) Following an extensive refurbishment, Swissôtel Beijing in the Hong Kong Macau Center is back, more beautiful than ever. With attention to health, fitness and wellbeing in every detail, guests of this ecological and centrally located hotel are encouraged to 'Live it Well'.

Ennismore

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. The following brands and properties are part of Ennismore.

Southeast Asia

  • TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square (early 2022) Brings a bold design edit to Cambodia's hotel scene, with the latest technologies, smart design, signature bed & amenities, high quality linens, garment steamers, rain showers, signature sweat robes, and Nespresso coffee machines.
  • Mondrian Hong Kong Kowloon (late 2022) Located in the bustling Mong Kok district in Hong Kong's vibrant Kowloon, the hotel will be the first Mondrian in China and seventh Mondrian property globally. The 324-room property set over 40 floors will put a playful spin on its Hong Kong origins, offering uninterrupted harbor views and a 39th floor elevated dining experience at Carna by Dario Cecchini.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tatiana Rokou

NEWS EDITOR

Tatiana is the news co-ordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.