AccorHotels’ global luxury hotel expansion continues
AccorHotels has established itself as a leader in the global luxury market with a dedicated portfolio of more than 525 hotels in over 70 countries with approximately 130,000 guestrooms. With a focus on growth in key gateway cities, AccorHotels is proud to announce a host of global openings over the next 12 months.
Raffles Europejski Warsaw is set to open late 2017, heralding a new chapter for one of the city’s most beloved buildings. Hotel Europejski originally opened in 1857 as one of the most luxurious hotels in the Russian Empire. After it was destroyed during WWII, the hotel was rebuilt throughout the 1950s, eventually reopening in 1962. The building’s heritage has been carefully preserved and respected, with the interiors entrusted to Boris Kudlicka. The hotel will offer its guests 130 elegant rooms and suites; a restaurant showcasing Poland’s rich produce; a cigar lounge and bar; a spa; and a patisserie that will evoke the hotel’s background.
The debut of Fairmont Chengdu in early 2017 marked AccorHotels’ 200th hotel in Greater China. A landmark hotel in the capital city of Sichuan Province, the newest Fairmont is located in the city’s high-tech zone. Interiors feature delicate hand-made Shu embroidery, traditional landscape paintings and modern photography to link both the past and future of China. Its 336 rooms and suites offer skyline views and there are ample MICE facilities including 11 meeting rooms and a 730-square-metre ballroom. Guests are spoilt for choice with 7 bars and restaurants including the Manhattan, an Art Deco bar evoking the style of the 1920s. Health fanatics will love the fitness centre, indoor pool and Willow Stream Spa.
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech is an exciting new destination located just 12 kilometres from Marrakech. Nestled within the heart of a century-old olive grove, it spans 231 hectares with views of the Atlas Mountains.
A new icon for the Mecidiyeköy district, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul sits at a crossroads, where eclectic bazaars and colourful streets meet modern shopping centres and commercial properties. Set on the site of the 1930s Robert Mallet Stevens’ designed Art Deco liquor factory, the hotel blends a sense of urban culture and industrial flair with the city’s storied traditions. The 209 rooms, including 25 suites, each have a panoramic view of the Bosphorus or city skyline. Guests can relax in the Willow Stream Spa with nine treatment rooms and traditional hammam, or at the indoor pool, gym and yoga room.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre will welcome its guests with passionate French flair and five-star hospitality from July 2017. Conveniently linked to Guoco Tower, the hotel will boast 222 well-appointed rooms including 50 Executive Club rooms, 13 suites and one signature suite. Racines, meaning ‘roots’, is an elegant restaurant that will showcase local produce and French traditions through market-style counters and a theatre kitchen. Hotel guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool or hit the Virgin Active Gym, which offers Singapore’s first altitude studio, simulating training conditions at up to 3000 metres above sea level. The Club Millesime executive lounge will feature a Vinoteca to dispense the best wines while the hotel’s expansive lawn will become a place for socialising, enjoying yoga or basking in the warmth of the Singapore sun.
When Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour opens in November this year, it will be the first major new-build hotel to open this decade in Sydney. With an enviable waterside address, the hotel will combine French elegance with the urban energy of the city. Featuring the Le Rivage Bar, French restaurant and grill, infinity pool and SoFIT gym, the hotel boasts meeting facilities such as the grand Magnifique Ballroom. The 590 rooms and suites will be elegantly furnished to blend maritime motifs with French touches, inspired by the portside town of Marseille.
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara will feature Sofitel’s trademark style of French elegance, blended with local culture and authentic cuisine in the exclusive enclave of Damansara Heights. The hotel will boast 312 rooms and suites with city views, a Club Millesime executive lounge on the 22nd floor, a SoSPA, SoFIT gym and an outdoor swimming pool complete with pool bar. An 840-square-metre ballroom and five meeting rooms will provide sophisticated space for events and meetings.
2018 will see construction start on a $120m+ new-build boutique MGallery hotel in Sydney CBD. The Porter House Hotel MGallery will interweave the existing 1870s Heritage-listed Porter House, and will feature a lobby, pool and fitness centre, two restaurants and bar with art gallery, meeting and private dining facilities. The 36-storey tower and 121-room hotel sit alongside residential apartments, with the interiors featuring stitched leathers, circular bronze and glass showers, polished metal accents, and heritage-inspired decorative tiles. Expected completion date is 2020.
MGallery will further expand its collection this year with new hotels including MGallery Leicester Square, London; MGallery Doha; MGallery Qatar; MGallery Odessa in Ukraine and MGallery Tarcin Forest Resort in Bosnia Herzegovina.
The newly opened Pullman Miri Waterfront is the tallest building in Miri, Malaysia providing spectacular views of the South China Sea and Miri River. The hotel features 328 rooms and outstanding meeting facilities. Dining options include the Pullman Kitchen for all-day dining, the Dining Room, and the Café by Pullman for refreshments. Guests can wind down at the Drinking Ape Bar & Lounge with a wide selection of wines and snacks, or head to Splash Bar for a sunset cocktail. Wellness facilities include a fitness centre, Jacuzzi and sauna plus spa treatments. Miri is home to natural wonders such as Niah Cave, Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, Diving Reefs and the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gunung Mulu Cave National Park.