Accor announced that it will enter Bangladesh, the group’s 17th market in Asia-Pacific. Accor will open two properties in the country under management contracts – Novotel Dhaka Gulshan Avenue in the country’s capital and Novotel Chittagong.
These developments will add over 350 rooms in Bangladesh’s two largest cities. This announcement comes as Accor celebrates 30 years of operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Novotel Dhaka Gulshan Avenue will be located in the diplomatic and business district of Dhaka called Gulshan. Situated approximately eight miles from the international airport, the site enjoys visibility and easy access to the rest of the city. The 185-room Novotel Dhaka Gulshan Avenue will serve as a comprehensive meetings hub with conference facilities. The hotel will have a specialty restaurant, a bar and The Square, Novotel’s signature all-day dining restaurant offering international cuisine. Also available are a swimming pool and a gymnasium.
The 170-room Novotel Chittagong will be located in the main business district of Chittagong, the commercial capital and main sea port of Bangladesh. On-site, the property will offer three food and beverage options, including a specialty restaurant, Sky Bar and The Square. The hotel will also house a swimming pool, fitness center, sauna and spa.
The announcement comes as Accor celebrates 30 years of operation in Asia-Pacific, having opened its first hotel in Singapore in 1982. This year, Accor celebrated its 500th Asia-Pacific hotel and its 100,000th room. By the end of 2012, Accor will operate over 560 hotels in the region, including 19 hotels in India.