Asian boom continues as Pullman plans 47 hotel openings

Accor has recently opened the 338-room Pullman Shanghai South and the hotel chain said it will add a further 47 new hotels to its existing 32 properties in Asia by 2018.

Recent additions also include the Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsaw in Malaysia, and the Pullman Saigon Centre and Pullman Danang Beach Resort, both in Vietnam.

The 2013 UNWTO World Tourism Barometer shows that tourist arrivals in South-East, North-East and Southern Asia will grow by approximately 7 percent over the next few years.

Michael Issenberg, CEO of HotelServices Asia-Pacific, told C&IT that, "Expansion in Asia Pacific is a priority for Pullman. Our expansion focuses on key tourist destinations and strategic business hubs."

In 2013 Pullman was awarded the contract to build a new £26m hotel on the site of ACC Liverpool’s upcoming Exhibition Centre Liverpool, which is due to open in Spring 2015.