AccorHotels Group plans to launch five new Sofitel and Pullman-branded hotels across the Asia-Pacific region, four of which will open over the next two months. According to Business Traveller, AccorHotels will start by opening one hotel in September, three hotels in October and one in December.
Following AccorHotels' Sofitel debut in Malaysia with the opening of the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damanasara, the group will open the Sofitel Singapore City Centre in September. The 223-room hotel will open in the Tanjong Pagar district On Peck Seah Street—part of Singapore's CBD—and near tourist attractions such as the Marina Bay Sands and Orchard Road.
The first Accor hotel to open in October will be the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. The 590-room hotel will be developed next to the new International Convention Centre in Sydney's central business district.
Australia is slated to get another Accor property in October with the opening of the Pullman Brisbane Airport. The 132-room hotel will be followed by another Sofitel opening in the capital of New Zealand. The 129-room Sofitel Wellington will be located near Wellington's Botanical Gardens.
In December, the final property will open in Shenyang, China, under AccorHotel's Pullman brand. The Pullman Shenyang Oriental Ginza will have 317-guestrooms, 50 of which will be extended-stay suites. It will be developed near Shenyang Taoxin International Airport and the city center.
“These developments build on 2016’s momentum where AccorHotels added 86 hotels to our Asia-Pacific network, with 58 percent of rooms in the luxury and upscale sector,” Michael Issenberg, CEO hotel services, Asia Pacific at AccorHotels, told Business Traveller. Now, AccorHotels has 210 operational hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region, bumping its global portfolio up to more than 490 properties across 72 countries.