to Operate 6 New Ibis Hotels in China, to Be Developed
at a Cost of US$150 million
|BANGKOK 2 March 2006 - Accor has signed a landmark agreement
for 6 new Ibis hotels in Sichuan province, the largest single expansion
of Accor’s economy brand in one province of China. The six hotels will
be developed at a cost of US$150 million.
The agreement was signed by new Accor CEO Gilles Pélisson for 3 Ibis hotels in Chengdu, plus 3 additional hotels in nearby cities Yi Bing, Ya An and De Yang in Sichuan Province. Also present for the historic event were Accor Asia Pacific’s Chairman, David Baffsky, and Managing Director, Michael Issenberg, and Accor’s General Delegate – China, Shangzhi Zhang, who is pioneering the development of the Ibis brand in China.
Accor is accelerating development of its economy-hotel sector throughout Asia Pacific the opening of two Ibis hotels in Bangkok, two in Ibis in Australia, one in New Zealand and a new Ibis for the Korean capital of Seoul.
Next month Accor opens its third Ibis in China, 172-room Ibis Qingdao,
which follows the successful opening of the 265-room Ibis Chengdu, last
October. The first project – Ibis Tianjin - is opening a 70 room extension
to the hotel the end of April. Both hotels have been performing strongly
at occupancy levels of over 90% since opening.
Siriporn Treepornpairat (Ms.)
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