Accor plans a number of properties for coming years
posted | Thursday, 19 Jan 2012
Accor has revealed plans to open eight hotels in Indonesia this year, following the successful opening of six properties in 2011.
Expected to open their doors to guests this year are Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, The Kuta Beach Heritage (MGallery), ibis Bandung Supermal, ibis Bali Kuta, all seasons/ibis styles Bali Benoa, Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni, Mercure Banjarmasin, and Mercure Jakarta Simatupang.
Vice president, communications, Accor Asia Pacific, Evan Lewis said: “Indonesia has been a significant part of Accor in the Asia Pacific region since Accor’s first ibis opened here in 1993.
Since then, Accor has benefited from the trust and support of our owners whose hotels we manage and our other key stakeholders in our distribution network.
“For Indonesia, Accor is accelerating development across all segments with a particular focus on economy – midscale. Indonesia continues to strengthen economically and with it business and leisure travel volumes and it is the economy and mid-scale sectors that are set to benefit most.”
Lewis further elaborated: “However, 2011 was a year for upscale brand of Pullman in Indonesia with two Pullman openings earlier in the year and one more announced at the end of December. In total, Accor would have opened the following hotels in 2011.
“In the 18 years which Accor has operated in Indonesia, it has built the hotel network of 44 hotels in 18 cities and still growing. This makes Accor the largest hotel operator in Indonesia and one of the country’s largest employers in the tourism industry with over 7,000 employees.”
Accor also has 15 hotels in the pipeline for 2013 and a further three expected to open in 2014.