The Accor hotel group has announced plans for two new Pullman hotels in Southeast Asia, the Pullman Kuala Lumpur and the Pullman Saigon Center will both target luxury and business travelers from around the world. The Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will be Accor’s largest hotel in Southeast Asia with 515 rooms, the Pullman Hotel Kuala Lumpur is due to open in July 2011 The Pullman Saigon Center will featuer 300 rooms, will be located in District 1 on Tran Hung Dao street and is set to open in 2013 The full media release from the Accor Hotel Group can be read below: Accor to open signature Pullman hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Saigon The Accor Group announced two major projects for its 5-star Pullman brand – Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar, and Pullman Saigon Centre. Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will be the largest Pullman hotel in Southeast Asia with 515 rooms, three restaurants, two bars and extensive meeting and leisure facilities. The hotel, which is scheduled to open in July 2011, is currently under construction. It is located close to Menara Telekom and Midvalley Mega Mall. It will be the third Pullman in Malaysia, following the opening of Pullman Putrajaya and Pullman Kuching in the past two years. Accor is looking for additional Pullman projects in other key Malaysian destinations including Penang, Langkawi and Port Dickson. Vietnam is another destination targeted for significant development of the Pullman brand. Pullman Saigon Centre is the latest Accor signing in Vietnam. The Pullman will be a 300-room hotel, with contemporary architecture and chic interiors, and a highly attractive location in the city centre in District One on Tran Hung Dao, Pullman Saigon Centre will target business, conference and leisure travelers from around the world and will help fill the continuing demand for upscale accommodation in the city. When completed in 2013, Pullman Saigon Centre will comprise 300 rooms, 1,500 sqm of ballroom and meeting facilities, two restaurants, a bar, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Three are three other Pullman hotels under development in Vietnam – in Vungtau, Sapa and Lao Cai. Accor is already the largest international operator in Vietnam with 14 hotels currently in the network, and with an additional 12 under development.
Accor has announced a massive Hotel expansion for Vietnam, with new 9 new hotels to open by 2012 under the following Accor brands Pullman Novotel, Mercure ibis, MGallery and Le Belhamy all to be operation by 2012 Accor is already Vietnam’s biggest Hotel group with the expansion to further grow their presence. Accor’s future Vietnam hotels and resorts listed below will nearly double Accor’s number of rooms from 2,147 across 13 hotels to 4,147 rooms across 22 Hotels and Resorts. 2 New ibis Hotels Ho Chi Minh City Saigon Novotel Imperial Hoi An Novotel Resort Phu Quoc Novotel Saigon Center Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi (Second MGallery for Hanoi) Le Belhamy Hoi An – To open 1 April 2010 Pullman Vung Tau – To open late 2010 Mecure Hado Hanoi – to open late 2010 The full media release from Accor can be read below: Ho Chi Minh City, March 10, 2010 – Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Vietnam, announces today its strategic expansion plans for Vietnam. This plan includes additional hotels within the Novotel, Mercure hotel brand, launching of the ibis brand and MGallery label and the ambitious goal of doubling the number of rooms under management in the Vietnam by 2012. “Vietnam has always been considered as one of the strategic markets in Southeast Asia for Accor, which is demonstrated through Accor’s early entrance and consistent growth in the country since 1991. With signs of both economic recovery and a re-strengthening of tourism arrivals, Accor is confident and ready to selectively expand our presence throughout the country,” says Patrick Basset, Vice President of Operations for Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan. Accor’s multi-brand expansion throughout Vietnam Accor plans to expand the number of brands on offer in Vietnam to include upscale products such as Pullman and MGallery, through to more economical ibis hotel brand. In late 2010, Accor anticipates the opening of the first Pullman hotel in Vietnam – Pullman Vung Tao and the second MGallery hotel for Vietnam in the country’s capital – Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi. Beyond this additional developments include 3 Novotels’ – Novotel Imperial Hoi An, Novotel Resort Phu Quoc and Novotel Saigon Centre. Mercure Hanoi Hado with its central location in the city will be the third Mercure for Vietnam. The first 2 ibis hotels for the country are also announced for Ho Chi Minh City – ibis Saigon and ibis Saigon South. These hotels represent the first two international economy hotels for Vietnam. “The coming twelve months is sure to be an exciting period for Accor in Vietnam, with many new developments in the pipeline. Pullman Vung Tao will be the first for the brand in the country, while Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi will be the second hotel of the highly distinctive upscale MGallery label.” Mr. Basset further explains. Accor expansion ambitions Accor currently has 13 hotels and 2,147 rooms in operation throughout Vietnam and more than 2,000 additional rooms committed through the above mentioned […]