Pullman bucks economic trend

6 Apr 2009

Accor’s business travel and meetings brand Pullman Hotels and Resorts is undergoing rapid expansion despite the economic recession.

Launched in Asia in January 2008, Pullman Hotels and Resorts have already opened 11 hotels and have 12 more under development in Asia-Pacific.

Evan Lewis, vice-president of communications for the Asia-Pacific region, said: ”Accor, as a large global organisation, will expand in both good times and times like today where economies are challenged.”

Presently, Pullman Hotels are located in China, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Thailand in the Asia Pacific.

By the third quarter of 2009, new Pullman hotels will open in key cities such as Seoul and Guangzhou, and the resort island of Bali.

In 2010 and beyond, hotels will be scheduled to open in Gurgaon (New Delhi) in India, Lijiang, Sanya Bay, Guilin, Chengdu and Guangzhou in China, as well as Vung Tao, Sapa and Lao Cai in Vietnam.

“The brand’s expansion targets key gateway cities and resort locations where the hotels will be established in prime locations,” said Lewis. “All of the projects were well underway prior to the onset of the economic issues being experienced today.”

Lewis said that the reason to Pullman Hotels’ success is that its hotels are designed to help guests remain efficient when traveling, stay connected and allow them to choose full or self service depending on their needs.

“Customers are quickly adopting Pullman hotels and resorts because of their contemporary service differentiators, products and technologies,” he said.

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Sandy Goh

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