Accor has announced plans to bring the Mondrian brand to the French cities of Cannes and Bordeaux.
The Cannes Grand Hotel on the city’s Promenade de la Croisette is set to reopen under the Mondrian portfolio in 2021, and will feature 75 rooms, meeting spaces, a restaurant and bar overlooking a 4,000 sqm private garden, and a private beach.
Meanwhile the Bordeaux property will be housed within a 19th century building, and will offer 97 rooms, as well as a lounge bar, spa, meeting space and a 225 sqm open air terrace. The hotel is also scheduled to open in 2021.
Accor acquired a 50 per cent stake in SBE Entertainment Group (owners of the Mondrian brand) in 2018.
Announcing the new French properties Accor said:
“For several years, the Group has been carrying out a radical transformation by specifically choosing to expand its presence in Europe and by accelerating the development of its upscale brands, a sector in which it has been nurturing a powerful ambition since the acquisition in 2016 of the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands.
“While the Group already owned four Luxury and Premium brands in 2016, it now has approximately 20 of the most prestigious, 11 of which are located in Europe.”
There are currently no Mondrian properties in Europe – the former Mondrian London on the capital’s South Bank was debranded last year, and is now known as Sea Containers London.