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Accor Opens the 302-room ibis Styles London Excel in England

January 17, 2013
- And there were 4! That’s how many ibis Styles hotels there are in Greater London now that the ibis Styles London Excel has opened. This one is in the Docklands, a new, booming tourist hotspot near London City airport and the Olympic Park.

This hotel has 302 rooms, is packed with the brand’s finest features and radiates a distinctive designer pop atmosphere. It also counts four different dining rooms, including one steeped in industrial styles (blue and yellow steel stools, black and white city photos on the walls and wooden floors). Last but not least, business customers will find four meeting rooms for up to 150 people.

Thomas Dubaere, Accor Managing Director in the UK and Ireland, explains, “As leaders on the market, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to build our franchise partner network. This hotel in an up-and-coming East-London neighborhood that hosted the Olympic Games is a perfect example of ibis Styles character and creativity. We are planning to grow the Accor UK network to 300 hotels by 2015, and ibis Styles and the other economic brands have an important role to play on that drive.”

In other words, ibis Styles will continue to thrive in the UK in 2013!

About ibis Styles
all seasons becomes ibis Styles
The stylishly designed hotels where the little extras don’t cost extra!

A non-standardised economy and design brand aimed at all those who are looking for “the best of the best”, ibis Styles offers an all-inclusive package, with room rates including breakfast and internet access.

Situated in the heart of cities and in other major centres of activity, each establishment has its own distinct personality and reflects a colourful, bright and energetic brand spirit with a hint of humour. Simplicity, interactivity, quality and conviviality are the brand’s core values.

About Ibis

Ibis, European hotel economic leader with more than 950 hotels in 55 countries, offers its guests the highest level of service and the ultimate comfort of its category at the best market price. Ibis standard guarantees a homogeneous offer : a modern, connected and soundproofed room, an innovative and supremely comfortable bed, breakfast from 4am to 12 noon, and wide range of restaurant concepts.

About Accor
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 92 countries with more than 4,400 hotels and 530,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons/ibis Styles, Etap Hotel/Formule 1/ibis budget, hotelF1 and Motel 6 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than 180,000 employees* in Accor brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.
*Including 145,000 in owned, leased and managed hotels

Ginni Ryan
Accor Hotels
T: 02 9280 9874

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