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New Website To Reflect The Refreshing Experience Of Destination Storytelling

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Shanghai, China, December 18, 2015 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Grand Mercure relaunches www.grandmercure.com for the modern and discerning traveler seeking culturally-authentic hospitality with unique destination experiences across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and South America.

The new website is available in the main languages of key countries in its network, including English, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Arabic. At the same time, it is also available in French, Korean and Japanese, together catering to the increasing diversity of global travelers.

The website will include destination information and offers, to allow travelers to browse and book their preferred destinations on this mobile-friendly platform, linked directly to accorhotels.com

“Relaunching grandmercure.com is a significant milestone for AccorHotels Asia Pacific, because the brand was born in this region over 20 years ago,” said Graham Wilson, Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer, AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “Every Grand Mercure in our collection bears the distinctive culture and tradition of its destination, through our four brand pillars: Sense of Welcome, Sense of Food and Beverage, Sense of Wellness and Sense of Culture and Discovery.

He adds “In line with one of AccorHotels’ key strategies to grow the Luxury and Upscale portfolio, we expect to expand our network with 19 new Grand Mercure properties, a total of 4,750 rooms in the pipeline.”

About Grand Mercure
Grand Mercure is an upscale network of hotels and apartments combining rich local traditions with renowned French touches to deliver a fresh perspective on world-class service. Grand Mercure is a cultural touchstone in each destination, capturing guests’ imagination and bringing local stories to life. Operating in Asia Pacific for almost 20 years, the Grand Mercure brand is uniquely adapted to each market, launching Grand Mercure Mei Jue in China and Grand Mercure Maha Cipta in Indonesia, with further expansion planned in Latin America and the Middle East – countries where there is a greater demand for hotels that truly understand the different expectations of their guests and can help guests ‘discover a new authentic’. The Grand Mercure network consists of 45 hotels worldwide with 39 hotels in Asia Pacific. Grand Mercure is a brand of AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator with nearly 3800 hotel and over 180,000 employees in 92 countries.

Source: Accor Greater China

AccorHotels Announces First Novotel in the Philippines

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Manila, Philippines, December 15, 2015 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - AccorHotels launched the Novotel Manila Araneta Center in this October, bringing the world’s most recognized international business class hotel brand to the Philippines. Located within the Araneta Center, the premier lifestyle hub of Quezon City, the 24-storey hotel features 401 contemporary rooms and suites and an executive sky-lounge with a 360-degree view of the metropolis. The hotel offers the largest number of rooms in Quezon City to date.

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is part of a massive development plan in the Araneta Center which is bustling with life and activities including weekend night markets, food festivals and street performances. The hotel opens at a time when tourism to the Philippines is growing fast, with visitor arrivals up 7.65% for the first half of the year, and just one month before the city hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Summit in November.

“We are excited to add AccorHotels’ first Novotel brand in Quezon City, Metro Manila, which aims to bring a more diverse crowd of travellers to the area,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Southeast and Northeast Asia. “Novotel Manila Araneta Center reflects a more youthful energy, incorporating the new branding of Novotel along with vibrant decor and interiors. The brand’s globally acclaimed service standards, spacious modular rooms and facilities contribute to the well-being of guests, attracting both business and leisure travellers.”

The Philippines is known as the Pearl of the Orient and boasts six UNESCO heritage sites including the Palawan Underground River, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Located 15 kilometres from the airport, Novotel Manila Araneta Center is also a few steps away from light rail and metro rail stations, bus stops and jeepney terminals to places of interest such as the Sining Saysay Gallery in Gateway Tower 1, the SMART Araneta Coliseum, Gateway Mall and Ali Mall.

The hotel is also situated near the re-opened Kia Theatre (formerly New Frontier Theater), a 2,500-seat indoor music performance and event space, and Gateway Tower 2, a dedicated facility for information technology, telecommunications and business processing-oriented companies within the Araneta Center, which will open in the first quarter of 2016.

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is home to two new dining concepts. Food Exchange Manila is a 208-seat contemporary restaurant serving an array of international cuisine with dishes prepared at live cooking stations. Gourmet Bar by Novotel is perfect for those looking to enjoy refreshing signature drinks or simply relax with a novel over a cup of freshly brewed coffee. What stands out about the Gourmet Bar is its focus on using organic produce grown and harvested from a dedicated farm in San Mateo, Rizal.

For relaxation, guests can also enjoy a workout at the hotel’s In Balance Wellness Center which includes a gym, spa and swimming pool. Young guests can head to the Gymboree Kids Area, a unique space on the fifth floor to explore and learn new things in a fun atmosphere.

Whether it is meetings, conferences, parties or corporate retreats, the hotel boasts a state-of-the-art pillar-less grand ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,200 guests, six meeting rooms and a boardroom. Its 2,500-square meter landscaped outdoor garden area is ideal for distinct cocktail events, soirées and fashion shows, and perfect for couples seeking to tie the knot in an open and romantic setting with a trellised garden and air-conditioned marquee.

Novotel is the world’s most recognized AccorHotels brand for business and leisure travellers, with hotels located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations. With over 100 hotels in Asia Pacific and five hotels in the pipeline for the Philippines, the opening of Novotel Manila Araneta Center reflects AccorHotels’ continued expansion in the region and will drive the growing demand for tourism and business in the vibrant hub of Quezon City. Novotel Manila Araneta Center will join a global network of more than 400 Novotel hotels and resorts in 59 countries.

For more information, please visit www.novotel.com or www.accorhotels.com.


ABOUT NOVOTEL

Novotel is the midscale hotel brand of AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, present in 92 countries with 3,800 hotels and 180,000 employees. Novotel’s consistently high standard of service contributes to the wellbeing of both business and leisure travelers: think spacious, modular-design guestrooms, balanced cuisine available 24/7, excellent meeting facilities, attentive staff, dedicated children’s areas and rejuvenating wellness facilities. With PLANET 21, AccorHotels’ sustainable development program, Novotel commits itself to the planet! To meet today’s challenging environmental and social issues, the brand has chosen to rely on a world renowned environmental certification, ISO 14001. Novotel offers more than 400 hotels and resorts in 59 countries, situated in the center of major international cities from business districts to tourist destinations. More information at: www.novotel.com

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS

AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.
Over 180,000 women and men in 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.

AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
– its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
– a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
– a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
– almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

Source: Accor Greater China

AccorHotels Wins Best Global Hotel Chain at Top Asia Pacific Awards

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Shanghai, China, December 9, 2015 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Voted on by readers of the TTG stable of trade magazines, the award is presented on the basis of the “most consistent product and services and the most professional sales and marketing teams in terms of innovation and servicing” and clearly establishes AccorHotels amongst the very best in the business.

“We are honoured to win this prestigious award which means even more because it is voted on by our customers and our closest working partners,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “Competition for this award was very tough and we are proud to be recognised amongst the best of the best in the travel trade industry.”

The signature Hermès trophy was presented during a Gala Dinner in Bangkok. The Best Global Hotel Chain award will be displayed alongside the group’s award for Best Budget Hotel Brand for ibis from last year’s ceremony.

AccorHotels is the leading hotel operator in the world with 3,800 hotels across 92 countries, and globally renowned brands including Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1.

To see the response from AccorHotels staff, click here: https://youtu.be/r-upvn25ffQ

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS

AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.
Over 180,000 women and men in 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.

AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
– its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
– a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
– a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
– almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

Phyllis SIO
Director of Communications
AccorHotels Greater China
Email: phyllis.sio@accor.com
Tel.: +86 159 2079 9609

Source: Accor Greater China

Mercure Continues Expansion in China with the Opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton

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Shanghai, China, December 8, 2015 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - AccorHotels, the world’s leading international hotelier, is pleased to announce the opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton, the 8th property in the group’s midscale Mercure brand to open its door in Greater China. Located in the heart of China’s largest and most vibrant metropolis, Mercure Shanghai Royalton provides guests with globally renowned standards of service and accommodation infused with authentic local touches.

With a host of retail and dining options including the famous Cloud Nine Shopping Mall all within walking distance, and the charming Zhongshan Park nearby, this impressive new hotel is the ideal choice for guests looking to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.

“Mercure Shanghai Royalton is a fantastic addition to the Mercure brand, a global network of hotels that fuses international hotel standards with authentic local culture to provide an unparalleled hotel experience,” said Paul Richardson, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Greater China. “Shanghai is one of the world’s most exciting destinations, and with central location offering the best accommodation, dining experience and meeting facilities in its segment, with the opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton we will continue to expand our network in the region.”

Mercure Shanghai Royalton features 239 guest rooms and suites, warm, comfortable spaces that come fully equipped with the latest equipments, including free high-speed WiFi and flat-screen LCD TVs. Guest rooms are cozy yet contemporary, providing the perfect space to unwind after a long day spent in meetings or exploring the city. The hotel also features six meeting rooms accommodating up to 200 people, with state-of-the-art conferencing technology and a dedicated professional support team on call to make sure your event is held successfully. Meanwhile, for those who want to unwind at the end of the day, Mercure Shanghai Royalton also features a fully equipped spa and fitness centre where guests can go to let off some steam.

Mercure Shanghai Royalton also provides a wide range of international and local dining options. The hotel’s trendy Lobby Lounge Bar is fully stocked with a host of international beverage options. Fuji Restaurant offers an authentic Japanese dining experience with ingredients imported all the way from Japan, while the unique, cellar-like ambience of the Grand Bodega Spanish Restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Spanish dishes. Meanwhile, R Kitchen, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, employs some of the best chefs from the local area, cooking up authentic Cantonese and Shanghainese dishes guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.

Seamlessly incorporating modernity and tradition, Mercure Hotels offer global standards of service and hospitality with a genuinely local experience. With over 750 hotels in 51 countries, no two Mercure hotels are exactly alike, offering a superior midscale hospitality experience that is in perfect harmony with the people and places where the brand is represented. From friendly, fast-track check-in in the stylishly designed and welcoming lobby, to contemporary, fully equipped rooms, delicious international and local dining options and flexible, customized meeting facilities, Mercure Hotels are the perfect way for guests to get the most out of the world’s most exciting destinations.

About Mercure

Mercure is the midscale non-standardized brand of AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator with 3,800 hotels and 180,000 employees in 92 countries. Mercure hotels share common quality standards and are driven by passionate hoteliers. Whether they are located in major city centers, by the seaside or in mountain resorts, each establishment offers an authentic experience for both business and leisure travelers. The Mercure network spans 732 hotels in 55 countries around the globe, represents a real alternative to standardized or independent hotels, and combines the power of an international network with professional and digital expertise. For more information, visit http://www.mercure.com.

Source: Accor Greater China