AccorHotels' new brand took everyone by surprise by preparing to open its first address in Hossegor on May 29, and now Paris and Bordeaux will follow in 2018. Open House and JO&JOE teamed up with Quiksilver and Roxy, the iconic surf wear brands. The aim is to propose a new and authentic experience, a place where tripsters and townsters get together and chill out.
Over the past couple of years, the hospitality industry has developed a new trend – investments in travel startups. While at first it might have been surprising to see large hotel chains buy shares in companies that seemed to provide rivalry services, today hoteliers are lining up to find a good business opportunity and not only invest in it, but often to acquire it.
AccorHotels is pleased to announce that Gillian Millar has been appointed as the new Senior Vice President, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia effective April 1. The new appointment signifies the first time a female leader has filled this strategic role for AccorHotels.
AccorHotels' Pullman brand has been selected by Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings for a new five-star hotel to be developed adjacent to Auckland Airport’s international terminal. The new 250-room Pullman Auckland Airport will be located next to AccorHotels’ Novotel hotel.
TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, has started the new year with new partnerships across the globe. Each new partner will incorporate various features of the platform to improve their products and services by means of collecting, assessing and responding to guest feedback.
Brazil Hospitality Group and its shareholders, which are funds managed by GP Investments and GTIS Partners, have announced an agreement with French group AccorHotels by means of which Accor will reflag and manage a portfolio of 26 hotels and 4,400 rooms. AccorHotels will pay R$200 million for the transaction.
AccorHotels has appointed Maud Bailly as chief digital officer. Bailly will lead the digital, distribution, sales and information systems, and will be a member of the executive committee of the company. This appointment will be effective as of April 3.
Zambia’s tourism industry continues to attract international brand hotels with French-renowned AccorHotels expressing interest in bringing their brand into the country. Zambia is one of the most politically stable country in Africa with positive economic prospects that the country continues to show.
AccorHotels has announced it has begun exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of 100 per cent of Travel Keys, one of the leading players in the private vacation rental market.