Accor Launches a New Brand on the European Market: Suitehotel
Paris -- After the opening, in November 1999, of Lille-Airport hotel, Accor is launching its new brand, Suitehotel, on the European market, and today it is inaugurating the first Suitehotel in Paris, near Porte de Montreuil. The Suitehotel Paris-Porte de Montreuil, located in the 20-arrondissement at 22 avenue du Professeur Lemierre, houses 166 suites at 80 euros per night. Suitehotel is a new hotel concept, in the 3 star category, designed to satisfy individual business travellers, who are autonomous, and who are looking for a place where they can relax, work, receive visitors, have meals and welcome their family.
The working area is fitted with a direct telephone line with voice messaging, two telephones, a computer connection and Internet access. The suites are equipped with a microwave oven that enables customers to heat up prepared meals sold in the lobby.
The bathrooms accommodate a bath and a separate large shower.
The multi-functional lobby offers:
- a bar
- vending machines for fresh products, with "Une recette Lenôtre" ready-to-eat meals
- a lounge
- a breakfast area
- a business corner containing a desk, a computer with broadband Internet access, a printer and a fax
- a fitness area
The lobbies is easy to use, open 24 hours, and offers a warm, sociable atmosphere. Suitehotel does not have a restaurant or meeting rooms.
Accor plans to extend the Suitehotel concept throughout Europe by opening 50 hotels over the next 4 years, giving preference to sites with a range of Accor brand hotels . 20 projects are already under way in France, Germany and Austria ; 10 hotels are planned to open in 2001-2002, including Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, the World Cup stadium at Saint Denis, Calais Coquelles (the Eurotunnel terminal), Cannes, and Vienna (Austria)…
Other projects are currently being negotiated in the United-Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal.
With 130,000 associates in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the world's largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services, with two major international activities:
- hotels: 3,500 hotels (390,000 rooms) in 90 countries, travel agencies, restaurants and casinos;
- services to corporate clients and public institutions: each day, 12 million people in 31 countries use a broad range of services (Food Vouchers, People's Care, Expenses Management, Incentive / Events) engineered and managed by Accor.
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