Accor CEO to Doubters in Asia: Our Brand-Heavy Strategy Is Working
Having more brands when cheap money is chasing real estate is good for Accor, but may not be for its hotel owners, especially in Asia, who surely are hoping that in time it won’t be a case of too many Accor hotels chasing too few hotel guests.
Here's a quick test: Which global hotel chain has the most number of brands?
Marriott has 30 brands and Accor, 39, excluding non-hotel acquisitions such as John Paul, D-edge, and Wojo.
And in current uncertain macroeconomics and geopolitical conditions, Accor says it's in a sweet spot to expand as cheap money chases real estate assets that need brands plastered across buildings.