AccorHotels plans new Ibis Styles for Bucharest city center

AccorHotels partner Orbis Hotel Group signed a management agreement to open an Ibis Styles hotel north of Bucharest, Romania with its partner and investor Liwa Properties.
Ibis Styles Arad, Romania. Image: AccorHotels

Orbis Hotel Group, a hotel operator in Eastern Europe and strategic partner of AccorHotels in the region, is boosting its position in the Romanian capital by signing a management contract for a new Ibis Styles hotel in the city center, developed in partnership with Romanian owner and investor Dentotal Hospitality. 

When it opens in early 2020, the new-build Ibis Styles Bucharest City Center will be located on Stirbei Voda, within walking distance of the Athenaeum, the Royal Palace, the National Opera House and the main train station, Gara de Nord. It will have 152 guestrooms, including family rooms and rooms for guests with disabilities, a restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms and parking.

“Eastern Europe offers new, exciting destinations for both corporate and leisure travelers from around the globe,” said Gilles Clavie, president of the management board and CEO of Orbis, noting the economies of countries in the region are on the rise, as is domestic purchasing power. “We see the potential and that is why we are dynamically expanding our network of hotels in this region under AccorHotels’ brands. We offer currently 129 hotels in 12 countries and have more than 40 projects secured.”

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“With 11 hotels [open] today and another 10 in the pipeline, Romania is a key market for us and we’re proud that in partnership with Dentotal Hospitality, we are further strengthening our leading position by opening Ibis Styles City Center,” said Frank Reul, head of development of Orbis and AccorHotels Eastern Europe.

The Ibis Styles brand has more than 420 hotels open in 45 countries.