AccorHotels Group has finalised the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts which includes the three prestigious and established luxury hotel brands: Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel. The addition of these properties and room inventories makes AccorHotels the largest operator of hotels in Singapore, with a grand total of 5400 rooms.
Some notable properties that are joining AccorHotels’ global network include some of the world’s most iconic and historic hotels located in key strategic cities around the world: The Savoy in London, Raffles Singapore, Fairmont San Francisco, New York’s The Plaza, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, and Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris.
The Mercure Singapore Bugis is one of Singapore's latest properties by AccorHotels and it is located along Middle Road in Bugis. Positioned as a higher-end four-star property, the Mercure Singapore Bugis offers 395 heritage-inspired rooms (including loft-style rooms!), two restaurants and two bars within the property. AccorHotels has many properties in Singapore and they range from luxury (like the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa) to mid-range business hotels like the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay to more affordable properties like ibis which I have personally not checked out.
The top luxury brand of AccorHotels Group, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has just announced the signing of a historic partnership between the Hinduja Group and Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos (OHLD) to transform Winston Churchill's iconic Old War Office building in Whitehall into one of the most unique hotel and deluxe residences in London - The Raffles London.
As part of the MSB Tamachi mix-used complex, the first Pullman hotel by AccorHotels will open in the fall of 2018. The Pullman Tokyo Tamachi will feature 143 contemporary-design rooms that connects the international style of Pullman hotel with the delicate touch of Japanese art and culture.
The famous Super Sale is back and AccorHotels is offering up to 40% off (30% for non-Accor Plus members) globally with complimentary breakfast thrown in for all eligible stays between 07 July 2017 and 30 November 2017. All bookings have to be made before the end of 09 June 2017 but you should definitely consider booking as soon as possible as these promotional rates generally go out fast.
Excitement is building up for the third Sofitel-branded property in Singapore - the Sofitel Singapore City Centre which will be located in Tanjong Pagar is now taking room reservations from September 2017 (the hotel is supposed to open in July 2017). The Sofitel Singapore City Centre has also appointed French-born Jean-Charles Dubois as its Executive Chef.
AccorHotels has just unveiled yet another new property in Bangkok - the Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is located within Bangkok's city centre and it offers direct access to the Bangkok Airport Link Makkasan station as well as the Petchburi MRT Station.
AccorHotels has just announced a new management contract with strategic partner SC Capital Partners Group that will re-brand the existing seven-storey Micasa Hotel Apartments Yangon rebrand to Mercure Yangon Kaba Aye in Quarter 3 of 2017. Located in close proximity to the famed Shwedagon Golden Pagoda, the serviced apartment is the perfect “home away from home” for long and short term stays.
AccorHotels has just unveiled a brand new Novotel-branded hotel in the heart of Sukhumvit which caters to both business and leisure travellers. The Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is located just a short 10-minute walk away from the MRT and BTS stations and it offers plenty of dining options in the area.
The brand new flagship Novotel in London's Canary Wharf has just opened today - the brand new property by AccorHotels represents a £90 million investment and it is situated at 40 Marsh Street. As one of the tallest buildings in the area (standing at 127m high), the Novotel London Canary Wharf offers impressive 360-degree views of London which includes the iconic Olympic Park, The Shard and Greenwich Park.
AccorHotels has just signed a hotel management agreement with one of the largest and longest-standing owning and management hospitality companies in Mauritius, the New Mauritius Hotels Limited. This agreement will see AccorHotels to relaunch the Fairmont Royal Palm Marrackech in May 2017 which will be significant for developing the Fairmont Brand in Africa. The property will be located just 12km away from the city of Marrackech and it will be feature uninterrupted views of the Atlas Mountains while being nestled in the heart of a century-old olive grove.