Accor to open four London hotels next month

3 Sep 2012 by BusinessTraveller

Accor is gearing up to open four London hotels in October, bringing the group’s portfolio in the capital to over 50 properties.

The Novotel and Ibis brands will welcome two adjacent hotels on Blackfriars Road, south of Blackfriars Bridge and close to Southwark Underground station.

The 182-room Novotel London Blackfriars will feature a restaurant, seven meeting rooms, a gym, saunarium and swimming pool, while the Ibis London Blackfriars will offer 297 rooms with an open plan reception and living space.

As previously reported (see online news March 5), the 128-room Ibis Shepherd’s Bush is housed within a converted office building within the West 12 shopping centre, close to both Shepherd’s Bush tube station and the Westfield London shopping centre.

Finally the 145-room Mercure Greenwich will be housed within the converted Maurice Drummond House, a former police “Section House” and winner of the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Bronze award in 1946.

The hotel is located just off the Greenwich High Road and close to Deptford Bridge DLR station, with features including free wifi, a restaurant, bar and fitness centre.

Accor recently opened its first properties under the revamped Ibis Budget and Ibis Styles brands in London (see online news July 3), and has also rebranded the Novotel London St Pancras as the first Pullman hotel in the UK (see online news July 17).

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Report by Mark Caswell

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