AccorHotels' ibis Styles brand opens first U.S. hotel at New York's LaGuardia Airport

AccorHotels' ibis Styles brand has made its debut in the U.S. at New York City's LaGuardia Airport.  

The ibis Styles New York LaGuardia Airport is not only the first ibis Styles hotel in the U.S., but will also serve as the flagship hotel for the brand in the country. Located at the former site of the LaGuardia Airport Hotel, the property was completely renovated prior to reopening under its new brand.  

"As the AccorHotels portfolio grows in North America, I am very proud to announce the first ibis Styles hotel in the United States," Kevin Frid, COO, North & Central America, AccorHotels, said in a statement. "ibis Styles has already seen much success in Europe and South America, and we anticipate the brand to be a standout in New York as well." There are currently 369 mid-size ibis Styles hotels across 36 countries worldwide. 

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The design of the 93-room property was inspired by the New York City Subway, with in-wall lobby seating to throw pillows and artwork that take cues from the colorful emblems, stations and route maps found throughout the underground cultural hub.

AccorHotels describes its ibis Styles brand as "non-standardized," with each property customized to its location. The company is planning to open seven new ibis hotels in the Americas, specifically Mexico, in 2017 and 2018.

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