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NAIROBI, Kenya, 6 June 2017, - AccorHotels announced the signing of a management agreement to operate the currently branded Tune Hotel Westlands, Nairobi. This agreement will see AccorHotels relaunch the existing property under the ibis Styles brand during the second semester of the year.

The signature ceremony took place at the hotel, in the presence of Naushad Jivraj, CEO of Queensway, Steven Daines, CEO of AccorHotels for Africa & Middle East and the group's New Businesses and Olivier Granet, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of AccorHotels Middle East & Africa. This agreement is an important step for AccorHotels towards expanding its footprint on the continent and in East Africa in particular.

"With this signature, we are expanding our commitment to leverage Africa's enormous growth potential. Kenya is a strategic market for AccorHotels's development in East Africa. It is a key window for the region where we see a strong potential for AccorHotels's brands on all market segments with a positive and promising economic outlook" said Steven Daines.

"AccorHotels has been operating in Africa for nearly 50 years, and we look forward to develop our brands in the region. AccorHotels is already present in Kenya with two lodges (Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club), and the Fairmont Norfolk in Nairobi. The ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands is our second hotel in Nairobi but the first on the promising economy segment. We are planning to open a third hotel in the city, under the Pullman brand, shortly." he added.

Naushad Jivraj, CEO of Queensway Group said "We are delighted to be partnering with AccorHotels - they have a proven track record in Africa with strong brands and an excellent reservation system. Since the hotel opened to its first guests in July 2016, it has become a firm favorite with the Nairobi business and leisure community offering great value accommodation, a wide range of menus in a variety of restaurants and one of the best roof top bars in the city. We look forward to this property joining the ibis Styles portfolio and benefitting from AccorHotels's management expertise and strong international marketing capability."

ibis Styles - Nairobi, Westlands
ibis Styles - Nairobi Westlands is located in Westlands, a prime business location in Nairobi. This recently built 280-room hotel is conveniently located near the city's central business district and local business parks. The hotel features modern architecture emphasizing comfort and well-being. It offers 280 rooms, Utamu restaurant, Grab & Go coffee shop, Tuskar Lite Sky bar and Kilele rooftop lounge.

Olivier Granet, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of AccorHotels Middle East & Africa, said: "We are thrilled to be adding the ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands to our portfolio. This hotel will take the number of ibis in Africa to 43! We want to offer to our guests great experiences at the best price anywhere in Africa. ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands is a further step in our journey to doubling our network in Africa to reach 200 hotels in the mid-term."


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From left: Steven Daines- CEO AccorHotels Africa and Middle East, Olivier Granet- COO AccorHotels Africa and Middle East, Naushad Jivraj- CEO Queensway Group, Philippe Baretaud- SVP Head of Development EMEA AccorHotels, Pierre Hardy- Group Finance Director- Queensway Group, Craig Erasmus- Technical and Design Director Africa and Indian Ocean at 
AccorHotels​

About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.  AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth. Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States. 

ibis Styles, AccorHotels' economy brand, offers design experiences in a myriad of styles at an all-inclusive rate.

Creativity and good humor are the hallmarks of these comfortable, designer hotels which each have their own individual charm. Located in city centers or close to activity centers, each establishment offers an upbeat, stylish, happy mood atmosphere. The brand's distinctive all-inclusive package includes the room, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and broadband Internet connection, plus a host of little extras. At the end of December 2015, the network comprised 367 hotels in 36 countries. ibis.com | accorhotels.com 

Contact: Nysrine Laqsiar

Nysrine.Laqsiouar@accor.com

About Queensway Group

Established in 1973, Queensway Group is a family business that believes in quality service and genuine hospitality. The business was founded by Nurdin Jivraj and has stayed in the family ever since, first investing in property in the 1960s. The organisation now has a substantial portfolio of over 100 assets in hotels, restaurants, coffee houses, commercial and residential properties in the UK and worldwide and employs almost 1,000 people.

For more information, please visit: Queensway.com

Contact: Jane Keenan

Jkeenan@Queensway.com

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