Accorhotels opening five Asia properties in next two months

29 Aug 2017 by Craig Bright

Accorhotels will be launching five new properties under its Sofitel and Pullman brands across Asia-Pacific over the next two months.

The new openings come on the heels of the company’s Malaysia Sofitel debut earlier this month with the opening of the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara.

Starting in September, Accorhotels will be opening its latest Singapore offering, the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Located just off Peck Seah Street, the 223-room hotel will have a Coffea takeaway counter with Nespresso coffee and a bar lounge called 1864 offering barrel-aged cocktails. Additional facilities will include an outdoor pool and a Lawn where guests can join yoga classes.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel - Infinity Pool

The remaining four properties, meanwhile, are all currently scheduled to open their doors in October, beginning with the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. The new hotel is located next to the new International Convention Centre in the city’s central business district, and has a total of 590 rooms along with an infinity pool, Champagne bar, and executive lounge, among other facilities.

Following the Sydney property is another Australia hotel, the Pullman Brisbane Airport, which will have 132 rooms and suites, and a 24-hour reception and room service, along with a restaurant, bar, massage services and gym. The Brisbane hotel will then be followed by the re-launch of the 129-room Sofitel Wellington in New Zealand – a more boutique-style property with views over the city’s Botanical Gardens. This arboreal theme is continued on the property itself with facilities such as The Green Room, where guests can enjoy a private space with a fire pit in an alfresco courtyard.

Sofitel Wellington

Finally, the opening of the Pullman Shenyang Ginza is also set for an October date. Of the property’s 317 guestrooms, 50 of these will be long-stay suites, while on-site facilities will include a 1,200-person conference centre, a gym, spa, indoor pool and six F&B offerings.

“These developments build on 2016’s momentum where Accorhotels added 86 hotels to our Asia-Pacific network, with 58 per cent of rooms in the luxury and upscale sector,” said Michael Issenberg, the group’s Asia-Pacific chairman and CEO. “Asia-Pacific is really leading the world in terms of luxury and upscale demand and these six hotels we are about to open are a strong signal of our intention to keep building on our luxury credentials and expand in this sector.”

Accorhotels currently operates 210 hotels and resorts in Asia-Pacific, with its global portfolio now at more than 490 properties in 72 countries.

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