Pullman London launches “Intelligent Breakfast”

Pullman London St Pancras is launching an “Intelligent Breakfast” menu, designed to fuel brain activity and function.

Accor’s business-oriented brand developed the breakfast in partnership with Natasha Corrett, the founder of Honestly Healthy.

The menu consists of a choice of five dishes, including plum and kuzu compote breakfast pots to aid digestion, chia and turmeric omelette to boost energy, and a selection of smoothies.

An intelligent breakfast compote

Jonathan Sheard, senior vice president of operations, said: “They say that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and we have worked with an expert to really create an important and ‘Intelligent Breakfast’ menu.”

The “Intelligent Breakfast” will be available from the Golden Arrow restaurant, and the Business Playground meetings spaces at the Pullman London St Pancras from January 2016.

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Sam Walsh

Novotel London St Pancras becomes UK’s first Pullman

Accor has rebranded the Novotel London St Pancras under its Pullman offering, the first UK property for the business-oriented brand since its relaunch in 2007.

The 312-room Pullman London St Pancras is currently undergoing a soft relaunch following refurbishment, which an official unveiling due for September.

Accor brought back its Pullman brand in 2007, as part of a move to reposition its Sofitel offering into the luxury segment and make space for a brand aimed principally at business travellers (see online news December 12, 2007).

The brand currently has around 30 properties across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and South America, with recent openings including the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, the Pullman Gurgaon Central Park, and the Pullman Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa.

Accor is refurbishing 12 of its London properties this year, as well as opening six new hotels including the Ibis Budget London Whitechapel and the Ibis Styles London Croydon (see online news July 3), and the forthcoming Ibis London Shepherd’s Bush (see online news March 5), Ibis London Blackfriars, Novotel London Blackfriars and Mercure London Greenwich.

The group has also begun revamping and consolidating its economy offering under the Ibis branding (see online news June 22), and is also relaunching its loyalty scheme Le Club Accorhotels (see online news June 28).

For more information visit accorhotels.com, and to read Michelle Mannion’s feature on new, refurbished and forthcoming hotels in the capital, see Capital Investment in the July / August 2012 edition of Business Traveller.

Report by Mark Caswell

Auckland’s Hyatt switches to Pullman brand

The Hyatt Regency Auckland has been rebranded under Accor’s Pullman offering, the first property by the group’s business-oriented brand in New Zealand.

Accor has taken over the management of the hotel following the sale of the property to new owners. According to the French group the Hyatt was the first five-star hotel in New Zealand, and is located in the city’s commercial and retail district.

The 267-room hotel benefited from a NZ$7 million refurbishment programme two years ago, including all Executive level rooms. The property offers events facilities accommodating up to 1,000 delegates, including the top-floor Top of the Town boardroom with views of the harbour, city and parks.

The hotel also features spa facilities including six treatment rooms, a gym, a 25-metre heated pool with a retractable roof, a steam room, spa bath, juice bar and spa boutique.

Accor has around 30 properties in New Zealand under its Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Mercure, Novotel, All Seasons and Ibis brands. Later this year it is set to add Novotel and Formule 1 hotels at Auckland airport.

For more information visit accorhotels.com.

Report by Mark Caswell