News for the Hospitality Executive
Jakarta, June 1, 2011 – Accor the largest operator of hotels in Asia Pacific, has announced further expansion of its network in Indonesia with 21 new hotels. These new hotels will be distributed throughout the archipelago and will add 4,526 new rooms to Accor's Indonesian hotel network. Accor currently operates 40 hotels in Indonesia and has previously announced a further 13 hotels which are in various stages of construction. With this most recent announcement, Accor has 34 new hotels committed to the country.
Michael Issenberg – Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Accor Asia Pacific, said during a press conference in Jakarta "The Indonesian economy continues to grow and benefiting from this growth is increased business travel and tourism volumes. Accor with its extensive and diversified Indonesian network is capitalizing on our strong brand recognition and significant resources that we have in the country in leveraging our expansion."
The 21 hotels announced are:
Pullman Jakarta Central Park, 316 rooms
Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada, 230 rooms
The Kuta Beach Heritage (MGallery) 151 rooms
ibis Bandung Supermal, 604 rooms
all seasons Bali Nusa Dua 200 rooms
all seasons Bali Benoa, 183 rooms
Gerard Guillouet, Vice President for Accor in Indonesia says “Within this significant expansion announcement for Indonesia are several notable developments including; the first Pullman hotel for the capital Jakarta and the four Formule1 hotels are signed with a single owner - PT Sunindo Indah Hotel. Additionally we are delighted with the pace with which the all seasons brand has found traction in the country, with four of the new hotels sporting this non standardized economy hotel mark.”
During 2011, Accor will open 8 additional hotels, taking the network to 47 hotels by year end. These hotels include; Pullman Jakarta Central Park, Novotel Sentul, Novotel Banjarmasin Airport, Mercure Palu, all seasons Bali Benoa, all seasons Bali Kuta Dewi Sri, ibis Jakarta Senen and ibis Jakarta Cawang. Beyond this and additional ten hotels of the committed hotels will open in 2012.
About Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 1,100 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Motel 6, Studio 6, and Ibis; Sofitel Luxury Hotels; and upscale Novotel locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit accor-na.com.
About Accor Worldwide
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with 4,100 hotels and close to 500,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, hotelF1, Studio 6 and Motel 6, and its related activities, Thalassa sea & spa and Lenôtre - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.
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