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Accor Acquires 14 New Brands Last Year With A Record Number Of Hotels



The past year has been a milestone for Accor Hotels. Not only has the number of newly opened and contracted hotels set a historical record, but it has also grown strongly in the lifestyle sector, thanks to the newly acquired 14 brands, which have significantly strengthened Accor Group‘s hotel networks in the field.

In 2018, the group added 100,000 new rooms, including organic growth and acquisitions. Through its strong and complimentary hotel brands, the group has consolidated its global influence and leading edge in the rapidly growing market and is able to fully satisfy the expectations of customers and owners.

In 2018, Accor‘s development momentum was strong, its performance set a historical record, and nearly 500 hotels were signed, more than 110 more than in 2017.

Gaurav Bhushan, global chief development officer of Accor Group, said: “This year, the group once again proved that it has the ability to break through the limits. Just a year ago, Accor’s hotels covered 100 countries and achieved milestones in important developments. International influence. In 2018, the number of hotels opened by Accor hit a record. The group’s position in the lifestyle field has also increased significantly. In a short period of time, our team has successfully built a strong and comprehensive range in this market. The portfolio of brands ranges from budget to luxury hotels to meet the strong demand of all market segments.”

Travelers tend to prefer a distinctive and unique hotel brand that offers both an urban working environment and an ideal social setting for a new experience. Appreciating art, tasting original food and cocktails, feeling the fragrance of bouquets and essential oils, beautifully touched wood and touch screens – the lifestyle market continues to thrive and is an important growth point for the industry, so Accor seeks to awaken all through an innovative experience. Sensory, creating memorable memories. Accor’s brands are distinctive and distinctive. Stylish and comfortable, the Accor Lifestyle Hotel offers:

  • Unique destination
  • Bold and avant-garde interior, created by renowned designers
  • Open living space for work, social and new experiences
  • Music and entertainment
  • Intimate, friendly and passionate professional team
  • A wide variety of dining options, one of the most important sources of hotel revenue: concept restaurants, bars, clubs, lounges, etc., open spaces facing the city such as terraces and roofs

Accor’s ten brands offer lifestyle experiences ranging from budget to luxury hotels including: Delano, SLS, SO/, The House of Originals, Mondrian, 25Hours, Hyde, Mama Shelter, Tribe and Jo&Joe.
A total of 20,000 rooms (existing network and projects under construction) are gathered in 100 hotels – the group is now committed to becoming a global pioneer in the lifestyle sector.
The SO/Brand has achieved remarkable development, with plans to open 13 new hotels, plus 8 hotels that have been opened in 2018. By 2023, SO/ brand opening hotels will reach more than 20, with a total of 3,700 rooms.

Overview of 14 hotel brands joining Accor in 2018
(According to the order of acquisition, data as of the end of 2018)

In 2018, the group acquired 14 well-known brands and successfully maintained strong growth momentum. It also plans to promote the global business development of each brand, consolidate the group’s leading advantages in key markets and market segments, and further expand the global territory.

  • Atton Hotel Group:
    10 hotels – 2,013 rooms – 4 countries – 3 hotels under construction
  • Mantra Group, including the Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and Breakfree brands:
    137 hotels – 24,664 rooms – 3 countries – 9 hotels under construction
  • Mantis:
    28 hotels – 587 rooms – 11 countries – 10 hotels under construction
  • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
    86 hotels – 21,259 rooms – 25 countries – 52 hotels under construction
  • 21C Museum Hotel:
    10 hotels joined the MG brand series
  • Sbe Group, including Delano, SLS, The House of Originals, Mondrian and Hyde brands:
    18 hotels – 6,662 rooms – 17 hotels under construction, totaling 3,034 rooms. Sbe also develops and sells apartment hotels.
  • Tribe:
    1 hotel in Australia with 126 rooms – 10 hotels in Europe and Asia Pacific are scheduled to open, with a total of 1,700 rooms, and 50 hotels around the world are negotiating.

Gaurav Bhushan, global chief development officer of Accor Group, said: “Hotels signed in 2018 will surely set a record for the number of openings in various markets, especially the Raffles brand, which will open its first hotel in the US, and will be in multiple tourist destinations. Establish a well-known SO/ brand and some new mid-range and budget hotels.”

Asia Pacific: The Group has further consolidated its leading position in the industry. More than 500 hotels, a total of approximately 100,000 rooms are under construction, and signed the first Orient Express, located in Bangkok (154 rooms)
North America and Central America: Accor continues to expand its territory, with nearly 30 hotels and a total of approximately 5,000 rooms under construction, including the signing of the first Raffles Hotel in the United States, located in Boston (187 rooms)
South America: Accor has more than 110 hotels and a total of approximately 15,000 rooms under construction, especially thanks to the return of the Sofitel brand, signed a contract with Sofitel Calablanca Baru (187 rooms), which It is the first hotel opened by Sofitel in South America in the past 10 years.
Europe: More than 300 hotels, a total of approximately 40,000 rooms under construction, opened in Poland’s first Raffles hotel in Poland, and opened in Glasgow’s first Tribe hotel
Africa/Middle East: 170 hotels, totaling 42,000 rooms, including signing well-known brands such as Pullman Accra in Ghana (363 rooms)

The hotel is thriving: the group has acquired in the field of long-rental hotel apartments (289 existing hotel apartments, another 65 are under planning) and branded private residential areas (17 existing hotel apartments, 51 others are planning) Significantly developed, there are currently 28 hotel brands offering hotel apartments. Highlights worthy of attention in 2018 include the opening of the Adagio Hotel Apartments in Amstelveen, Amsterdam (151 apartments), and the signing of the Pullman Living Apartments (363 apartments) in Accra City Airport and Uptown SO/Hotel Apartments in Dubai (215 Set of apartments).

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The Ritz-Carlton Nikko Opens In 2020, Offers Authentic Japanese Hot Springs



The Ritz Carlton Nikko Springs Onsen

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced that its fifth hotel in Japan, the Ritz-Carlton Nikko Hotel, plans to open its doors on May 22, 2020. The hotel is located in Nikko National Park, with 94 rooms, where guests can not only enjoy the open and spacious space, but also visit the magnificent Lake Chuzenji and Nantai Mountain, which has been highly regarded since ancient times.

The Ritz Carlton Nikko Hotel
The Ritz Carlton Nikko Hotel

Nikko is located in the northern Kanto region of Japan, two and a half hours drive north of Tokyo. As a popular tourist destination, there are 97 meters of Huayan Falls and natural and cultural treasures such as Shinto temples and Buddhist temples, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is located on the east bank of Lake Chuzenji, south of Nantai Mountain. This place is known by locals as Ao Nikko, or “deep” in Nikko. The hotel has a unique location, and guests can easily reach popular check-in sites such as the world cultural heritage of Huayan Falls, Toshogu Shrine, Erhuangshan Shrine and Rinno-ji Temple.

The Ritz Carlton Nikko Environment
The Ritz Carlton Nikko Environment

“We are delighted to be bringing the Ritz-Carlton commitment to service and quality not only to Tochigi prefecture but also to the fascinating location that is Okunikko. This mountainous area west of Nikko’s city center brims with natural beauty and is a destination steeped in culture and history, We look forward to showcasing our legendary service by our Ladies and Gentlemen and to combining this with unique offerings, ensuring that our international guests will find much to explore and certainly many reasons to return.”

Masanori Hosoya, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko.

As a sacred place of worship, since the Buddhist monk Shodo Shonin ascended Nantai Mountain in 782, Nikko has been regarded as a sacred place for worshippers in Japan. For centuries, the scenic Nikko Mountain has been the Japanese court. , The royal family and the tourist attractions of domestic and foreign tourists. Its magnificent temples and temples are listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage because of its rich and profound cultural, religious and architectural significance. To this day, the ornate façade of the temple has been maintained along with lacquer ware and gold-plating techniques used in the early 17th century.

In the context of the heritage of the brand, the Ritz-Carlton, Nikko will welcome guests from all walks of life with a unique design and legendary services to experience different Japanese and Japanese cultures. The hotel has a total of 94 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites, ranging from 57 square meters in size, including 9 Lake Zen suites and 277 square meters Ritz-Carlton suites. Combining modern style and elegant Japanese design, each building has a private balcony and a semi-outdoor seating area, where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the national park.

Executive Chef Shingo Hayasaka from Hokkaido combines fresh local ingredients with their outstanding creative cooking to bring guests a taste bud feast at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant and Italian restaurant, respectively. In the chic bar, guests can enjoy cocktails that are cleverly blended with local elements, or sit on the lakeside terrace for a picnic and admire the rolling mountain scenery.

Nikko Hotel is the first Ritz-Carlton hotel to offer authentic Japanese hot springs. Its luxurious outdoor hot springs, indoor hot springs and popular sulfur hot springs are loved by hot spring lovers. The full-service modern spa also brings the gospel to Ritz-Carlton spa lovers around the world. Guests can also choose to relax in the library lounge or rejuvenate in the 24-hour fitness center. From spring to autumn, nearby hiking trails also appeal to outdoor travellers, and the hotel’s hot spring baths allow guests to enjoy winter scenery in a comfortable atmosphere.

Ritz-Carlton Properties To Open Next Year:

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, China;
  2. The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City;
  3. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, Japan;
  4. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami;(renovated)
  5. The Ritz-Carlton, Jiuzhaigou, China;
  6. The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam;
  7. The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona;
  8. The Ritz-Carlton, Tamuda Bay, Morocco;
  9. Pearl Island, a Ritz Carlton Reserve.

Luxury Hotel Boom Ahead of 2020 Olympics:

With the opening of the Olympic Games from 24 July to 9 August and the Paralympic Games, Japan is expected to set a record of 40 million visitors coming to Tokyo next summer, many properties are eager to take advantage of Japan’s tourism boom. The government hopes to raise that number to 60 million by 2030. Almost all of the increase is from tourists; the number of business travellers is flat.

Marriott’s Luxury Portfolio In Japan:

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo;
  2. The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto;
  3. The Ritz-Carlton Osaka;
  4. The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa;
  5. The St. Regis Osaka;
  6. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  7. Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto;
  8. IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa;
  9. The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon;(March,2020)
  10. JW Marriott Hotel, Nara;(April,2020)
  11. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko;(May,2020)
  12. The Tokyo Edition, Ginza;(Summer,2020)
  13. The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Niseko;(December,2020)
  14. W Osaka;(2021)
  15. Edition, Niseko;
  16. W Niseko;
  17. The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka;

The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka(2023):

Japanese property developer Sekisui House started a joint project with Marriott International on The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka , the hotel will be developed and owned by Daimyo Project TMK, a consortium of five companies including the Sekisui House.

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China’s First JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Debut In Shanghai



JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Foyer

Marriott’s Shanghai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel opened today, the first JW Marriott Marquis brand hotel in China. The hotel welcomes guests with a wide range of exclusive services and an immersive new luxury experience.

As the world’s third JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Bruce Ryder, vice president of luxury brands for the Asia Pacific region of the Marriott Group, also defines the Marquis brand:

First, the JW Marriott Marquis brand must be a landmark JW Marriott hotel, and choose to settle in a landmark city. The design of the hotel building is also a landmark building, which often attracts more guests’ attention and attention. The building of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Shanghai and the Burj Khalifa have chosen the same architectural design company SOM. The architecture and interior design also have a series of exclusive features.

With 515 rooms, the rooms are elegantly designed in a style that allows guests to enjoy the sleek design and intimate and warm customization in the modern and classic rooms. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.

In addition, JW Marriott’s Marquis brand is proud of the MICE banquet facilities and series of services, reflected in the newly opened Shanghai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. The hotel has a total of 12 multi-functional ballrooms and conference halls with a total area of ​​more than 3,200 square meters, providing a choice of creative and technological venues for exhibitions, awards, conferences and events of different needs. The hotel also features high-end Chinese cuisine and exotic dining experiences, including a casual, interactive full-time restaurant trajectory kitchen with five unique cuisines and a rich world cuisine.

Angela Pan, General Manager of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai, said that the hotel welcomes guests with a wide range of exclusive services and immersive luxury experiences. For example, considering the number of group guests, the hotel has a dedicated group entrance and check-in counter in the other section of the lobby on the first floor, which is separated from other business and leisure guests.

As for the Executive Lounge for eligible guests, In addition to combining modern minimalist design with rich and elegant art, and blending into the open kitchen homely design, the hotel’s JW Lounge specially separates different area to meet the needs of business travellers into resting and dining.

In addition, the location of the hotel also provides more diverse meeting schedules for conference guests. For example, the yacht club that is within walking distance of the hotel can arrange the Huangpu River yacht trip, and can arrange outdoor activities on the Huangpu River behind the hotel. The opening of the Art Gallery can also be used as a schedule for the event, and jogging, meditation and yoga can be arranged along the banks of the Huangpu River. In addition, the hotel’s diverse dining options can also be customised according to the needs of MICE guests, and even have a menu of healthy elements and special tea breaks. The constant change of innovation is also in line with the needs of MICE guests. In the dining section, JW Marriott is also highlighted. The food and wine that the brand values.

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai is located in Shanghai Pudong New District, adjacent to the Huangpu River and Lujiazui Central Business District, and has quick access to Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Hall, Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center and Shanghai Disney Resort. hot spot. The art galleries and the riverside trails that are close at hand are added to the culture and art. The transportation to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport is also very convenient.

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