Industry Update
Press Release 9 March 2017

2016, another record year in AccorHotels’ development

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  • 81,000 rooms in 350 hotels added to the portfolio
  • 172,000 rooms in 920 hotels in the pipeline
  • 300 hotels representing 50,000 rooms signed in 2016
  • Ramp up in luxury, resorts, lifestyle and residential


At a rate of one new hotel opening every 36 hours, 2016 represented another record year in AccorHotels' development, with more than 4,100 hotels and 580,000 rooms in 95 countries around the world. As a result of a hotel development strategy driven by sustained organic growth and the acquisition of FRHI, over the past year the Group opened 230 new hotels and acquired 120 new locations, while continuing to diversify its activities.

In addition to these record results, and the continued and balanced expansion of the Group's historical hotel brands, 2016 was marked by the Group's development moving in new strategic directions:

The ramp-up of growth in the luxury hotel segment driven by the acquisition of FRHI. This ramp-up was subsequently reinforced in the resort segment, one of the most dynamic markets in the industry, through a strategic partnership with Banyan Tree and Rixos for a number of destinations;
The expansion of our portfolio of lifestyle brands with Mama Shelter, Jo&Joe and 25hours;
The acceleration in the development of serviced residences for extended stays and branded private residences.

But also:

The consolidation of our leadership in the luxury home rentals market due to the acquisitions of onefinestay, Squarebreak and Travel Keys, which complement our existing hotel offering and now enable us to offer almost 8,500 luxury homes globally;
The consolidation of our leadership in Brazil with the integration of 26 Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) hotels.

"In a single year, AccorHotels has opened 38,000 rooms across all segments and acquired 43,000 rooms, which represents a record for the Group. With more than 920 hotels and 172,000 rooms in the pipeline, our aim over the coming months is to consolidate our global presence as well as the leadership position secured by AccorHotels last year in the luxury, resort, lifestyle and private rental segments. We are also very proud to have signed this year some iconic hotels including the Fairmont Century Plaza Los Angeles (394 rooms and, among others, 63 private residences), the Sofitel Reforma in Mexico (290 rooms), the So Kuala Lumpur (213 rooms), the Novotel Dubai Burj Khalifa (261 rooms) or the ibis Styles in Moscow (240 rooms)" said Gaurav Bhushan, Chief Development Officer of AccorHotels.

Below is a selection of hotels that stood out during 2016…

Sofitel Frankfurt Opera (150 rooms)

Designed in the style of the hôtels particuliers (private mansions) of the 17th and 18th centuries, this luxurious palace, which boasts 150 rooms and suites, epitomizes the French art de vivre.

Santa Teresa Hotel and David Tower Netanya Hotel (44 and 75 rooms)

In 2016, MGallery by Sofitel decided to focus on growth by opening hotels in two new countries: Santa Teresa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and David Tower Netanya Hotel in Israel. The hotel in Rio is located in the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, renowned for its wonderful artistic and musical heritage. In Netanya, the hotel is just a short walk from the oceanfront, overlooking the blue waters and golden beaches of the Israeli Riviera.

Pullman San Francisco Bay (421 rooms)

The Pullman San Francisco Bay is the destination of choice for both business travelers and tourists alike, standing on the shores of a tranquil lagoon in the upmarket community of Redwood Shores.

Novotel Bali Benoa Hotel (173 rooms)

This stunning complex is ideal for a family vacation or a romantic getaway in the tropics. It boasts three pools, three bars and restaurants, a fitness center and an In Balance Spa.

Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto (198 rooms)

Located in the city center of Krakow, this hotel is fully rooted in its local environment through its original atmosphere mixing history with modernity. The colorful and convivial design is an homage to the Jagiellonian dynasty who reigned in Poland.

ibis One Central Dubai (588 rooms)

Dubai One Central welcomes both business travelers and tourists to the heart of the financial and commercial districts, with easy access to the Dubai International Trade and Convention Center, the largest conference center in the region.

ibis Styles Budapest City (130 rooms)

The ibis Styles Budapest City is situated on the banks of the Danube, in the Hungarian capital. In a perfect location, it provides easy access to the city's financial and historical districts. Its design is inspired by cycling, the emblem of the city.

ibis budget Frankfurt City Ost (159 rooms)

Deep sleep, with a dream price: the ibis budget Frankfurt City-Ost is located in the heart of Frankfurt's Ostend district, between Ostbahnhof station and the Main river.

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Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is an ambassador of modern French style, culture and art-de-vivre around the world. Established in 1964, Sofitel is the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France with more than 120 chic and remarkable hotels in the world’s most sought-after destinations.
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Pullman hotels and resorts welcome international, cosmopolitan seasoned travelers from all over the world for business and leisure stays. Pullman is the executive lifestyle upscale hotel brand: a new generation of hotels for a new generation of mobile, hyper-connected customers.
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Born in 1967, Novotel is a 4-stars International midscale brand for business & leisure travelers, with hotels located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations.
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Mercure is the only midscale hotel brand that combines the strength of an international network with a strong quality commitment, and the warm experience of hotels, all different, rooted in their local community and managed by enthusiastic hoteliers.
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European hotel economic leader, ibis offers you the ultimate comfort: a new innovative bedding designed by the ibis Research Department, a comfortable and well-equipped room, modern and design welcome areas.
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ibis Styles

The stylishly designed hotels where the little extras don’t cost extra! A non-standardised economy and design brand aimed at all those who are looking for “the best of the best”, ibis Styles offers an all-inclusive package, with room rates including breakfast and internet access.
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ibis budget

Ibis budget is Accor’s benchmark brand in the budget segment. This nifty, casual brand offers a simple, no frills solution and has made essential comfort at a budget price central to its thinking. With more than 500 hotels in 16 countries, ibis budget offers its guests comfortable rooms with fluffy duvet and pillows, free WI-FI (except in Australia) and a gourmet breakfast buffet.
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Other Brands by Accor
21c Museum Hotels
Adagio / Adagio Access
Art Series Hotels
Emblems Collection
Grand Mercure
Hyde Hotels & Residences
ibis budget
ibis Styles
MAMA Shelter
Mantis Collection
Orient Express Hotels
Originals (by Morgans Hotel Group)
Suite Novotel
Thalassa sea & spa
The Sebel

About Accor

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry"s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor"s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a creative hospitality company with a global portfolio of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. 68 million members benefit from the company"s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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