Pullman to open 47 hotels in Asia Pacific by 2018

20 Mar 2014 by GrahamSmith

Accor is to open 47 Pullman hotels in Asia by 2018, it has been announced.

The upscale brand's new properties will include 38 in China, three in India and two in Indonesia. Pullman currently has 45 hotels in its Asia Pacific portfolio.

Michael Issenberg, Pullman's CEO Hotel Services, Asia-Pacific, said: "Expansion in Asia Pacific is a priority for Pullman. We plan to open 47 new hotels here over the next four years to reach more than 90 hotels in the region, or over half the brand's network.

Pullman Saigon

"Our expansion focuses on key tourist destinations and strategic business hubs. For example, we will soon unveil the Pullman New Delhi International Airport in India and the Pullman Bandung City Centre in Indonesia."

Issenberg said the expansion will reinforce the Pullman brand's position in Asia Pacific for the long-term, adding that "the network will expand through new constructions, hotel acquisitions and external growth operations".

The news was announced as Pullman opened its 15th hotel in China.

The 338-room Pullman Shanghai South offers direct access to the city's Star Plaza commercial complex and is close to the Shanghai Stadium and Caohejing High-Tech Park.

It features an indoor swimming pool, eight meeting rooms, four bars and restaurants, free broadband wifi, a gym and a spa.

Subscribers can read a review of the recently renovated Pullman Paris Bercy here.

Graham Smith

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