Accor gets ready for a busy year with 300 global openings spanning
cosmopolitan cities such as London, Doha and Moscow. Destinations
include Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Casco Viejo,
“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,” said Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of Accor.
Added Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea’s CEO Garth
Simmons, the hospitality company signed 6,900 rooms spanning 29 hotels
across 12 countries in the region, along with 1,800 keys within four
branded residences in 2021.
The Old War Office, Whitehall, is undergoing a major refurbishment for the opening of Raffles London at The OWO. Photo Credit: Accor
Leveraging on the growing trend where travellers look to level up
their travel experiences by increasing average spend per trip in the
coming years, Accor has upped the ante on its luxury experiences with an
extensive expansion of its luxury brands.
Singapore will see the arrival of its first Pullman hotel in
mid-2022, with the 308-key Pullman Singapore Orchard, located in the
country’s prime shopping district, featuring bold dining concepts, a
fitness club and an outdoor pool.
The Pullman Singapore Orchard will be part of a mixed-use development, which will feature commercial and retail outlets including the flagship Apple store. Photo Credit: Accor
The Pullman influence continues to grow with the upcoming openings of
Pullman Lombok Mandalika Beach Resort offering 257 rooms, suites and
villas overlooking the Indian Ocean; and Pullman Tbilisi Axis Towers,
Georgia offering 226 keys, a rooftop pool, and the largest conference
hall in the capital of Georgia.
Another highly anticipated luxury property launch is Accor’s Raffles
London at The OWO. Situated within the historic Old War Office at
Whitehall, London, this new property comprises 120 rooms and suites, 85
branded residences and 11 restaurants and bars.
The first Raffles in the North America continent will also be opened
later this year with the Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences
featuring 146 residences, 147 guestrooms, and six food and beverage
venues, including a sky bar and speakeasy.
As the official accommodation provider for the 2022 World Cup in
Qatar, the Middle East is another stronghold for Accor. The group will
broaden its Rixos portfolio both in Qatar and the surrounding 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 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