All about Accor
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 92 countries with nearly 3,500 hotels and 440,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and hotelF1 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than 160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers its clients and partners 45 years of know-how and expertise.
In North America, Accor operates 17 Sofitel and Novotel hotels of which nine are located in the United States and eight are in Canada.
About Accor brands
As the international luxury hotel brand of Accor, Sofitel operates 120 hotels and resorts in 38 countries in North America, Europe, Africa/Middle East, Asia/Pacific and South America. Combining French elegance, know-how and sophistication with the very best of the local culture, each Sofitel property is imbued in its own way to reflect and incorporate the French “art de vivre.”
This includes culturally-inspired rituals ranging from a simple « bonjour » upon check-in to fresh breads, pastries, cheeses, Champagnes and wines, to incorporating such well known French brands as Hermes and L’Occitane products in guest suites and rooms.
As the result of a repositioning of the brand that took place in 2010, Sofitel now features two distinct labels. These include Sofitel Legend, which are defined by timeless establishments, often housed in registered buildings with hundreds of years of history, and Sofitel So, the designer, "boutique hotel" vision of Sofitel, featuring trendy, resolutely contemporary locations.
Currently represented in key international destinations such as London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and Beijing with resort offerings in Morocco, Egypt, the Fiji Islands and Thailand, Sofitel intends to pursue strong selective development, specifically in target cities, to reach the ultimate goal of a network of 150 hotels.
Additional information is available at www.sofitel.com
Launched in December 2007, the Pullman network currently includes 68 hotels in 22 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and South America. Located in key regional and international cities, near major airports and in leading tourism locations, Pullman hotels offer travelers an extended range of custom-tailored services, plus innovative technologies and an innovative approach to organizing meetings.
Characterized by warm, contemporary architecture and warm attentive service, Pullman Hotels also feature a Connectivity Lounge, in partnership with Microsoft®, to get online, work or print and a l comfortable and connected bedroom for relaxing, sleeping and working. Pullman Hotels also offer a Fit Lounge open 24 hours a day to accommodate the hectic schedules of international travelers with Spa Lounges available at select properties.
Pullman is currently represented in Abidjan, Auckland, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Bucarest, Dakar, Dubai, Madrid, Paris, Rosario, Sao Polo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney…
More information can be found at www.pullmanhotels.com
The MGallery collection consists of a selection of upscale hotels that all possess a distinctive personality shaped by their history, famous guests who stayed in them or important events which took place there, and outstanding location.
When the brand was launched in 2008, it included eight properties. From its original locations in Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland and France, the MGallery collection now includes more than 40 properties on five continents with plans for expansion through either re-branding of current Accor properties or through the acquisition or construction of new properties.
Representative of its sophisticated international flair, MGallery appointed acclaimed actress Kristin Scott Thomas as its ambassador in 2010.
Additional information is available at www.mgallery.com
As the mid-scale hotel brand within the Accor group portfolio, Novotel is comprised of nearly 396 hotels and resorts in 60 countries, situated in the center of major international cities from business districts to tourist destinations. Novotel’s consistently high level of service is based on a standardized concept of spacious, modular-design guestrooms, balanced cuisine available 24/7,excellent meeting facilities, attentive staff, dedicated children’s areas and rejuvenating wellness facilities.
Responding to the demand from business travelers wanting to stay fit while on the road, the brand launched a program called In|Balance by Novotel that includes:
Fitness gyms available in more than 60% of properties throughout the world.
Relaxation areas with saunas and steam baths, some hotels also offer spa services and massages.
Terrace or green space access.
Indoor or outdoor swimming pools (which are included in over 75 percent of its hotels)
Healthy dining options with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce.
Also dedicated to the special needs of family travelers, Novotel properties offer several benefits and services for families throughout the year. These include a range of amenities from free accommodation and breakfast for two children under the age of 16 sharing a room with their parents or grandparents and discounts on a second room, to late check-out until 5 pm on Sundays and complimentary baby equipment.
As a leader in sustainable tourism efforts and in keeping with Accor’s Earth Guest program, Novotel also made a commitment in 2007 to adhere to the Green Globe program for environmental and social certification.
For more information, visit www.novotel.com
Complementing Novotel’s standardized approach in the midscale market, Mercure has been Accor’s non-standardized brand for the past 35 years.
In number of rooms, Mercure is the second largest midscale hotel chain worldwide – outside North America - with a network of 724 hotels in 51 countries. Rooms feature a contemporary, classic style that reflects the hotel's personality with an emphasis on warm tones and natural materials to create a sense of comfort and relaxation.
The rooms have also been designed to function easily for business travelers with quick Internet connection, and the lighting and seating that can be changed to create the ideal ambiance for working or for relaxing.
Located in major business centers and resorts around the world, nearly 90 percent of Mercure network hotels have meeting rooms that can adapt to every company's needs, whatever its size.
Additional information can be found at www.mercure.com
the ibis Mega Brand is underscored by three shared structuring concepts: modernity, simplicity and well-being, while clearly differentiating the distinct offers of each of the three economy brands.
ibis, ibis styles and ibis budget are aimed at providing the highest level of comfort and well-being in the economy hotel segment.
Positioned to offer the best local value, ibis properties feature a well-designed and fully-equipped room, major hotel services available 24/7, and a wide choice of on-site food and beverage options. In addition, each ibis property applies the “15-minute contract" philosophy with a goal to solve any guest-related problem within 15 minutes.
For more information, visit www.ibishotels.com
Located in some of Europe’s largest cities, adagio provides an innovative concept for medium and long stays with ready to live in apartments that offer à la carte hotel services and flexible rates according to a guest’s length of stay (four nights and more).
Available from studios to two bedroom apartments, they are fully furnished with cookware, refrigerator, hot plate, microwave and dishwasher for residential-style living. They are also equipped flat TV screen with international channels, telephone with direct line, individual safety deposit box, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi or broadband Internet access. Other amenities available include a range of traditional hotel services such as breakfast, laundry, dry cleaning, daily housekeeping, parking, and more.
The adagio network comprises 88 “Aparthotels” in seven countries.
Thalassa sea & spa
Thalassa sea & spa, Accor’s wellness brand, includes 15 seaside destinations in France, Italy and Morocco, and offers the best of two worlds -- the sea, whose benefits are an inexhaustible source of vitality - and the spa, synonymous with pleasure and relaxation.
Thalassa sea & spa helps guests take care of themselves through a comprehensive approach that combines sports activities and healthy diet. During a stay providing deep-down regeneration and revitalization, the guest experiences all the benefits of thalassotherapy in an atmosphere that offers wellness to every budget.
More information can be found at www.thalassa.com
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 92 countries with more than 3,500 hotels and 450,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and hotelF1 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than 160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers its clients and partners 45 years of know-how and expertise.
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Debra Kelman Loew