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News: AccorHotels to manage Le Grand Amman, Lebanon

AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.  Le Grand Amman is situated in close proximity to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project, a ground-breaking development that is set to become Amman’s premiere leisure, tourism and business hub. Catering towards a growing number of business travellers, the hotel is located at the centre of the Shmeisani commercial…

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News: AccorHotels signs Serena Williams as Australian Open ambassador

AccorHotels, an official partner of the Australian Open, has for the third year in a row signed on tennis superstar Serena Williams as its ambassador for the tournament. The news comes as the new mother prepares for a return to centre court just months after giving birth to her daughter. “I am thrilled to return as AccorHotels official ambassador for the 2018 Australian Open,” said Williams. “I love staying with AccorHotels because they make me feel like family and I can rest and recover in comfort and style.” AccorHotels’ partnership…

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News: AccorHotels to debut Raffles brand on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with leading Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The agreement, recognised by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, chairman of AccorHotels, at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes will lead to the opening of Palm360, a spectacular two tower development on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah comprising of the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360. Set to open in 2021, Palm360 360 will be the…

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News: AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore

AccorHotels announces the launch of Singapore’s newest integrated lifestyle hub with the opening of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Developed by Oxley Holdings, the complex features 772 guest rooms, 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests. Strategically located at the edge of Orchard Road, the two hotels offer guests an integrated range of gastronomy, health, fitness and lifestyle options in the precinct close to the city’s best shopping and entertainment, conveniently accessible via…

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News: AccorHotels makes two Mercure signings in UK

AccorHotels has made two new Mercure signings, the Mercure Warwick Honiley Court (Warwickshire), and the Mercure Walsall Barons Court (West Midlands). Both hotels have been signed under franchise agreements with the Talash Hotels Group. The Mercure Warwick Honiley Court will consist of 62 bedrooms and will open as a Mercure hotel before the end of 2017. The Mercure Walsall Barons Court property comprises 94 bedrooms. Previously operating as a Best Western, it will open as a Mercure in quarter one of 2018. ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Dubaere, chief operating officer, AccorHotels UK…

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News: AccorHotels acquires Gekko in €100 million deal

AccorHotels has signed an agreement to acquire Gekko, a major player in the business travel hotel reservation segment. This transaction is in line with the strategy aimed at strengthening AccorHotels’ leadership across the entire customer experience by enhancing the range of services offered to business travellers, the group’s key customer segment. Thanks to its expertise and cutting-edge technology, Gekko offers search and reservation solutions via an interface connected to more than 500,000 hotels worldwide, ranging from budget to luxury. Its turnkey management tools allow business travellers to manage their online…

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News: AccorHotels to welcome four properties to Seoul Dragon City

Seoul Dragon City will open on October 1st, featuring four AccorHotels brands. In total the French hospitality giant will offer 1,700 rooms, 11 restaurants and bars, 17 meeting rooms, two multi-function grand ballrooms, and four floors of entertainment in a Sky Bridge suspended between two of the towers. The new ‘lifestyle hotel-plex’ is located in the centre of Seoul close to major business districts such as Yeouido and Gangnam, as well as commercial districts including Itaewon and Myeongdong. The complex is adjacent to malls and shopping centres, movie theatres, tourist…

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