Orient Express, artisan of travel since 1883, returns with the support of Accor

Paris, France, 2022-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Almost 140 years after the first Orient Express luxury trains changed rail travel forever, the legend continues. Orient Express, artisan of travel since 1883, announces the return of its legendary train and a new and unique format. With the support of Accor and leadership of its Chairman… Read the full press release

Accor to sell 10.8% stake in Ennismore to a Qatari consortium

Ennismore continues to build on its success and high growth expanding across the lifestyle & leisure market with the addition of Accor’s stakes in Rixos & Paris Society Accor enters into exclusive negotiations to sell a 10.8% stake in Ennismore to a consortium of investors with financing from Qatar First Bank Transaction implies an enterprise… Read the full press release

Sarah Derry promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer Accor Pacific in effect as of 1 February 2022

Paris, France, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor is pleased to announce Sarah Derry is appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer Accor Pacific, effective 1 February 2022. Sarah is currently Senior Vice President Talent and Culture and joined Accor in 2017 after having owned and operated her own successful business for over… Read the full press release

Orient Express La Dolce Vita to welcome its first passengers in 2023

CANNES, 2021-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 150 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers turned a dream into a reality when he launched the first luxury Orient Express train. Soon, Orient Express will head back on track to offer travellers an unforgettable journey through one of the world’s most beloved countries: Italy. From the luxury rail… Read the full press release

Accor launches a unique global portfolio of boutique hotels and luxurious resorts — Emblems Collection

Guiyang Art Center Hotel, Emblems Collection, in the heart of China’s Guizhou province, will be the brand’s first hotel Paris, France, 2021-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world leading hospitality group featuring one of the industry’s most diverse and fully integrated hospitality ecosystems, is delighted to introduce Emblems Collection, a unique global portfolio of boutique… Read the full press release

Accor joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Paris, France, 2021-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world leading hospitality group with more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries, today (September 21, 2021) joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, a global organisation that brings together engaged hospitality companies and uses the industry’s collective power to address and… Read the full press release

Accor welcomes Stephen Alden as Chief Executive Officer Raffles & Orient Express

Paris, France, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces the appointment of Stephen Alden to the role of Chief Executive Officer Raffles & Orient Express, effective May 3rd. Stephen Alden will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, and will become a member of the Group Executive Committee. Alden, who most recently created… Read the full press release

Accor appoints Brune Poirson as Chief Sustainability Officer

Paris, France, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces the appointment of Brune Poirson to the role of Chief Sustainability Officer. Brune Poirson will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, and will become a member of the Executive Committee. Her role will be to define, drive and monitor the commitments, the strategy… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and Accor announce signing of Raffles and Fairmont hotels in Qatar

Scheduled to open in 2022, the towers are set to be the “hospitality icon of the 21st Century” Paris, France, 2021-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, today announced a new partnership with Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with the two-fold signing of… Read the full press release

Accor and Faena Group partner to expand the Faena brand around the globe

Paris, France, 2021-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik of Faena Group, together with Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, today (January 26, 2021) announced the launch of a global strategic partnership focused on expanding the Faena brand around the globe. Faena, one of the world’s most impactful brands in… Read the full press release

Accor to operate an expanded Ashar Resort under the Banyan Tree brand

In partnership with Accor and under the luxury resort Banyan Tree, the Ashar luxury camp will expand, increasing the number of keys to eighty-two. AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced a partnership agreement with Accor as part of its strategy to develop AlUla as… Read the full press release

Raffles signs partnership extension as operator of The OWO Residences by Raffles

Churchill’s Old War Office to be serviced by Raffles with flagship hotel and branded residences, restaurants and spa LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hinduja Group and Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarollos (OHLD) announced an extension to its partnership with Raffles Hotels & Resorts. An agreement was signed in June 2017 for Raffles… Read the full press release

Accor and Visa announce global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members

Partnership will deliver enhanced payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members Paris and San Francisco, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 18, 2020), Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, and Visa (V: NYSE), the global leader in digital payments, announced a global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty… Read the full press release

Accor commits to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and to remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience by the end of 2022

Paris, France, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As it advances its role as a responsible tourism provider locally and globally, Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Accor today (January 22,… Read the full press release

Accor to sell 5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited for USD451m

Paris, France, 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces that it entered into a definitive agreement to sell approximately 5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) for USD451m. Accor will keep an approximately 5% stake in Huazhu and Chaiman and CEO Sebastien Bazin will remain on the Board. This transaction, which was conducted in full… Read the full press release

Accor announces partnership with Alibaba Group

The two innovative companies join forces to foster digitalization of global tourism Paris, France, 2019-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, and Alibaba Group, the world’s largest retail commerce business, today (November 7, 2019) announced a strategic collaboration to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the consumer… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality announces the re-opening of Raffles Hotel Singapore

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, marked the official re-opening of Raffles Hotel Singapore, a flagship property within Accor, the world’s leading augmented hospitality group. Developed with the aim to celebrate with Singapore and the global community, the official reopening of Raffles Hotel… Read the full press release

Accor launches greet, a community-based, responsible and non-standardized brand

Brand origin and philosophy Paris, France, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers’ expectations have changed. Customers are now increasingly focused on hotel experiences that respect people and the world around them. Alert to new trends, Accor is rewriting the rules and presents greet, a new alternative hospitality and sustainable tourism offer that combines environmental considerations… Read the full press release

Accor Group and the Air France-KLM Group strengthen partnership

Paris, France, 2019-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — From 20th June 2019, members of the Flying Blue and Le Club AccorHotels loyalty programs will be able to enjoy Miles+Points, an innovative opportunity to earn simultaneously points & miles while traveling with both companies: – Earn Miles for your hotel stay and Points for each flight –… Read the full press release

Accor announces the signing of Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur in India

Expands its foothold in the luxury segment in India Mumbai, India, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces two majestic hotels in India – Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur – in the presence of Accor Chairman & CEO Sébastien Bazin and owner, Ratankant Sharma. The iconic Raffles brand is synonymous with luxury and extraordinary adventure and this… Read the full press release

AccorHotels announces the first Orient Express hotel in King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok, scheduled to open in late 2019

Orient Express is embarking on an amazing journey  The legend of travel returns, connecting East and West and past to future  Paris, France, 2018-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels is proud to announce the first Orient Express hotel will open in the landmark King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok. Imprinted in both history and… Read the full press release

AccorHotels’ closes acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe

Paris, France, 2018-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Through this partnership, AccorHotels’ will pursue its strategy to expand its offering in the luxury lifestyle hospitality segment and its footprint in gateway cities across North America. This long-term investment will allow sbe to leverage AccorHotels’ leading global hospitality platform while remaining an independent luxury lifestyle operator…. Read the full press release

AccorHotels acquires Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for €482 million

PARIS, France, 2018-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels has today announced that it has signed an agreement with Mövenpick Holding and Kingdom Holding to acquire Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, for a cash amount of CHF560 million (€482 million). The transaction implies a 14.9X 2019e EBITDA multiple before synergies (including transaction costs), and less than 10X pro… Read the full press release

AccorHotels completes the acquisition of table reservation system, ResDiary

PARIS, France, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels today announces that it has completed the acquisition of table reservation system, ResDiary. Established in Glasgow in 2004, the company now has over 100 staff based in 6 countries.  ResDiary is notably well established in the Asia Pacific region as well as in the UK, and… Read the full press release

AccorHotels launches its 8th Take off! Competition

PARIS, France, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — True to its ambition to drive innovation and attract the best talents to create the hospitality of tomorrow, AccorHotels is today launching its 8th Take off! – the competition that pits hundreds of students from universities and business & hotel management schools from all over the world against each other…. Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts to transform the iconic Old War Office building in Whitehall into luxury hotel and deluxe residences in London

Raffles Hotels & Resorts to transform the iconic Old War Office building in Whitehall into luxury hotel and deluxe residences in London   London, 2017-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Raffles Hotels & Resorts, the top luxury brand of AccorHotels Group, today ( June 14, 2017) announces the signing of an historic partnership with the… Read the full press release

AccorHotels acquires portfolio of 43 hotels from Foncière des Régions for €281 million

PARIS, 2015-10-20 — /Travel PR News/ —AccorHotels announces the purchase of a portfolio of 43 hotels (4,237 rooms) from Foncière des Régions, for a total of €281 million. Located in France, the hotels have been operated under variable leases by AccorHotels since 2005 and 2007, under the ibis budget, ibis, Novotel, Mercure, Pullman and Sofitel… Read the full press release

AccorHotels transforms its AccorHotels.com distribution platform into a marketplace open to a selection of independent hotels

AccorHotels.com opened to independent hoteliers A rapid, three-fold increase in the hotel offer on AccorHotels.com Creation of a BtoB digital services activity Launch of the new version of single mobile app AccorHotels PARIS, 2015-6-5 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels ramps up its digital drive by transforming its AccorHotels.com distribution platform into a marketplace open… Read the full press release

AccorHotels is the new name of the world’s leading hotel operator Accor

PARIS, 2015-6-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator, becomes AccorHotels and adopts a new signature. A new name With its new name, AccorHotels, the Group proudly upholds its hospitality business. It aims at increasing the clout and visibility of AccorHotels, which is both an institutional and a commercial brand, by… Read the full press release

Accor announces the sale and franchise-back of 29 hotels in Germany and Netherlands for €234 million as part of HotelInvest’s assets restructuring

PARIS, 2015-4-29 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of the restructuring of HotelInvest’s assets, Accor announces the sale and franchise-back of 29 hotels (3,354 rooms) in Germany (18 hotels, 2,167 rooms) and the Netherlands (11 hotels, 1,187 rooms) for a total value of €234 million. The selling price amounts to €209m. The buyer has… Read the full press release