AccorHotels has announced plans to acquire 80% of the leading player in premium customer and employee loyalty services - John Paul. The remaining 20% stake will be kept by the founder of the company, David Amsellem, who will remain as CEO of John Paul. Following the acquisitions of Wipolo, Oasis Collections, SquareBreak and onefinestay, the acquisition of John Paul, will transform AccorHotels into a travel companion providing innovative services to travelers at every step of their journey.
John Paul was founded in Paris in 2007 and it merged with LesConcierges in 2015 to create the world leader in loyalty services with a total company strength of 1,000 across five continents. The team works with some of the world's leading brands to provide bespoke concierge services around the clock (24/7) to meet the needs of their customer's requests.
Equipped with a proprietary Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and data platform that is based on behavioural profiling and personalisation, John Paul has a network of 50,000 partners in over 50 countries to provide the most exhaustive and global solutions to brands in the financial, automotive, travel, consumer, healthcare, pharma, luxury industries and more. AccorHotels positions itself as the best provider of multi-nature services to guests, supporting the whole customer journey, from non-hotel offers to 24/7 assistance through an integrated and innovative solution.
ibis, the internationally celebrated economy brand of AccorHotels, marked its debut in Kochi today with the launch of ibis Kochi City Centre. Kochi, often referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', is recognised as a leading destination in India with plenty to offer for travellers to the city. ibis Kochi City Centre is also the first AccorHotels’ property to open in the vibrant state of Kerala, ushering in the continued commitment and growth for the Group.
The 1865 Membership by Langham Hotels & Resorts has just been refreshed with some improvements (alongside a name change). The newly-refreshed 1865 Privilege will now allow qualification (and renewal) by eligible room nights instead of just eligible stays. The names of the different tiers are staying the same but travellers are now rewarded for staying longer.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) introduced Business Rewards back in 2015 which allows users and professionals to be rewarded for booking accommodations as well as meeting spaces for others. The Double Play Double Points promotion which is currently running (between 01 January 2017 and 15 April 2017) allows users to earn up to 6 IHG Rewards Club points (instead of 3) per US$1 for events and stays up to 31 August 2017.
This Valentine's Day, indulge in the spirit of love as you enjoy a carefully-presented spread at the Pan Pacific Singapore's Edge. Begin the dinner with a Champagne toast and a stalk of beautiful red rose (compliments of Pan Pacific Singapore) before indulging in the impressive spread across all seven live food theatres.
One of the most highly-anticipated hotels that are opening in 2017 has finally been unveiled over the last week along Robertson Quay - The Warehouse Hotel (from the folks behind The Lo & Behold Group) has a room inventory of 37 across six different categories. This beautiful hotel is designed by the homegrown agency Asylum and is reminiscent of the building’s original life as a ‘godown’ during the height of Singapore’s spice trade.
Following the announcement of AccorHotels' 600th property and the US$38 Million makeover, The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel is set to excite travellers with a refreshing experience with its unique F&B concepts, state-of-the-art meetings facility and innovative hotel lobby design.
AccorHotels has just unveiled a brand new MGallery by Sofitel property in one of Thailand's most celebrated beaches - Patong Beach. The Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel is the perfect hideaway for families and couples seeking tranquil island adventure. The hotels 150 rooms and suites feature Thai-inspired décor which utilises local woods and natural stones.
Keyaki at the Pan Pacific Singapore will be presenting three kaiseki presentations between 15 January 2017 and 15 February 2017 that is centered around showcasing seasonal delicacies from Hokkaido, Japan. Each one of these masterfully-crafted presentations by Master Chef Hiroshi Ishii (石井博史) is available for lunch and dinner and diners will be able to select from Hokkai, Donan or Hakodate (from S$170++).
Joining the Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur and Japamala Resort in Tioman Island, Samadhi Retreats is set to unveil the group's third property in Singapore - Villa Samadhi Singapore. Slated to open on 05 January 2017 (with impressive opening rates of up to 40% off!), Villa Samadhi Singapore is housed in a heritage 20th century colonial garrison and is set amidst the lush greenery of the Labrador Nature Reserve.
If you are looking for the perfect reason to stay out this New Year's Eve (2017), check out the Orchid Club New Year's Eve Room Offer at the PARKROYAL on Pickering which comes with two invites to the PARKROYAL on Pickering’s New Year’s Eve Orchid Club Countdown Party, one night stay at this beautiful property and full Orchid Club privileges which include Champagne breakfast, evening cocktails and all-day refreshments. You can even sleep in on New Year's Day with a late check-out at 4pm.