Accor has announced plans to open the first property under its Adagio aparthotels brand in China.

Adagio was established in 2007 as a joint venture between Accor and the Pierre and Vacances Center Parcs Group, and currently has a portfolio of nearly 130 properties.

The majority of these are located in France and the rest of Europe, although Adagio is also present in countries including Brazil, Morocco, Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

The brand’s first sub-Saharan property is also under development in the Ivory Coast, with the forthcoming opening of the 100-key Adagio Original Abidjan Marcory.

The first Chinese aparthotel will open in Chengdu by the end of 2025, situated in The Star Lane Urban Commercial Complex in Jianzhou New City, within the Eastern New District of Chengdu.

Adagio Chengdu Jianyang will feature 168 rooms with kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as a casual dining restaurant, lobby bar, meeting space, and a fitness centre.

Commenting on the news Gary Rosen, CEO, Accor Greater China, said:

“The opening of our first Adagio in Chengdu marks another step in our continued ambitious phase of expansion across Greater China and strategically coincides with growing market demand for extended stay hospitality and serviced apartments.

“With the support of our partners, Jianzhou New City Investment Group, we have an ideal opportunity to bring Adagio to the booming market of Chengdu, with its dynamic mix of business, tech, and academia, balanced with an abundance of natural beauty and a leisurely lifestyle.

“The Adagio brand will be an excellent addition to our diverse range of hospitality options in Chengdu and Greater China as a whole.”

For our recent feature on the future of the extended stay segment, see:

The future of long-term stays,