AccorHotels Group to open Singapore's first Pullman

Singapore, Singapore. Photo credit: sukhrahul/Pixabay(Image: sukhrahul / Pixabay)

AccorHotels Group and Singapore-based developer EL Development will open a new-build Pullman in the city center of Singapore. 

The 342-room hotel will be Singapore's first Pullman. The property will be near Fort Canning, the Singapore River and St Andrew's Cathedral. The Pullman is set to open in 2022 after a complete redevelopment of the site. "We are pleased to appoint AccorHotels to manage our first hotel, and we will bring the same high quality that symbolizes our residential and mixed-use buildings to what will be our first hotel development. We are confident that the Pullman brand is the perfect fit for the market in Singapore as the brand has really built a strong reputation, especially in Asia," Lim Yew Soon, MD of EL Development, said in a statement.

The Pullman Singapore will be the brand's latest addition to its portfolio of more than 70 hotels and resorts with more than 21,000 guestrooms in Asia-Pacific. These operate in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. 

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This recent signing also follows Accor's $1.2-billion acquisition of Mantra Group in early June 2018 as part of the company’s expansion plan. The hotel group will take over Mantra's 138 hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii, according to a report from The Urban Developer. These operate under the company’s own Peppers, BreakFree and Mantra brands. However, Mantra will continue operating as a separate business, and Accor has no plans of rebranding the hotel group.

The Pullman Brisbane Airport in Australia and the Pullman Shenyang Oriental Ginza in China are the most recent openings for the brand in Asia-Pacific. The 132-room Pullman Brisbane Airport opened in October 2017 while the Pullman Shenyang Oriental Ginza opened in December 2017 with 317 guestrooms.