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Over 25 Accor hotels expected to open in India over next 3 years: Mark Willis

Mark Willis, CEO – Middle East and Africa, Accor, has said that in line with their expansion plans, with regard to openings in India, the group has over 25 hotels in the pipeline to open over the next 36 months. “Apart from the Raffles in Jaipur, other key openings for the year include a second ibis in Mumbai which will open late in the year,” he adds.

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Accor enters strategic partnership with Faena Group for expansion

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, along with Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik of Faena Group, have entered a global strategic partnership aimed at expanding the Faena brand to strategic destinations worldwide. The two entities would work towards developing Faena Districts in select global destinations. The new venture will strengthen Faena’s personal and distinctive approach and will become a catalyst for exponential growth. Dubai is slated to be the first international destination. “Accor is building an experience-based hospitality platform and in doing so, we greatly value the energy and ideas that entrepreneurs, creators and visionaries bring. Alan Faena is a clear leader in the luxury lifestyle sector with his transformative concepts. Faena Districts are shifting the gravitational centers of the cities where they reside, making a true difference in their communities. These will serve as our model as we work hand-in-hand with the Faena team to help achieve their vision and global expansion ambitions. We look forward to a long and rewarding future working with Alan, Len and the entire Faena group,” said Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor. “We have found in Accor a perfect partner; we have a shared vision and passion. As Faena expands, we plan to continue rethinking hospitality lifestyle and shaping the path for groundbreaking concepts, setting new industry standards in the creation of inimitable environments rooted in culture, positively transforming cities, shifting old paradigms and becoming new international cultural epicenters. It has always been our dream to share the Faena ethos and artistic This partnership will result in pioneering businesses which specialises in the development of one-of-a-kind, socially responsible, holistic environments, anchored in cultural experiences ranging from residences and hotels, art and cultural …

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Accor introduces ‘Have it All’ offer

The holidays may be over, but Accor’s new ‘Have It All’ offer lets you continue with your celebrations. Start your new year with new experiences and enjoy an array of culinary delights in Accor’s 52 properties in 23 cities across India and South Asia. Accor’s strict cleanliness label ALLSAFE also ensures you and your loved one’s safety at every step of the stay, from check-in to check-out. The booking period ends on 15th January for stays starting from now till 31st March 2021. With this offer, guests can avail a flat 30% discount on their booking, an INR 500 meal voucher and same day free cancellation. Accor Live Limitless members additionally enjoy free breakfast and Accor Plus Members will further get an extra 10% discount on their booking. IndiGo 6E Rewards Credit Cardholders booking directly and paying through their 6E Rewards Credit Card can take advantage of this offer as well. Along with other benefits they can avail up to 6% 6E Rewards by using promo code – REGIND Plan your travel ahead and enjoy flexible stays and world-class hospitality at Accor’s properties. For more information and booking, please visit all.accor.com

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Accor adds India, Turkey in its Asia & ME region

Accor has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. Under the newly expanded region would come a portfolio of over 84,000 rooms across 400 hotels. This regional expansion brings an increased pipeline of over 112 properties, scheduled to open in the coming 24 months, bringing the overall number of keys close to 110,000 rooms. “The addition of Turkey and India to our already diverse region means that we will be able to consolidate the existing relationship and work that has been accomplished over the years and centralize it into a collective effort. It is in a strategic but natural move that we are integrating India and Turkey to our portfolio with long term plans in sight for the future of the region,” says Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer, Turkey, India, Middle East & Africa for Accor.

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Accor’s new campaign tapping domestic travellers to start from Oct 1

Puneet Dhawan, Senior VP Operations, Accor India & South Asia, has revealed that Accor will be launching a new campaign ‘For the love of travel, for the love of now’ aimed at the domestic market. “It focuses on whether someone wants to work from a hotel, a vacation package, or weekend stay. We need to understand the demands and requirements of our guests. Some of them are looking for all-inclusive packages even in city hotels, where they can just stay in the hotel, enjoy all their meals and services in the property,” he shares.

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Jean-Michel Cassé to retire from Accor; Puneet Dhawan now SVP Operations

After serving 3 years as COO- India and South Asia at Accor, Jean-Michel Cassé has announced his retirement from the global hospitality brand. In a farewell letter to its colleagues and partners, Cassé said that his last working day will be July 15.  Furthermore, Accor announced the appointment of Puneet Dhawan as Senior Vice President Operations- India & South Asia. Dhawan will take charge from August 1.

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Health certificates will be part of hotels’ SOP to build consumer confidence: Kerrie Hannaford

Kerrie Hannaford, Vice President Commercial, Accor India & South Asia during the 2nd TravTalk Digital Conclave said that after the COVID-19 crisis is over, hotels will have to change how they function. “We will be coming out with new standard operating procedures (SOPs) wherein a health certificate will be needed by hotels. The hotels need to work closely with the travel agents, who are the source on which our consumers can rely to get information. Anyone who engages with the consumer needs to have a certificate of health. That’s our priority. The idea is to build consumer confidence, allowing them to check-in without any fear,” she added.

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Accor Showcase 2020 brought together 1,000+ travel trade

In 2020 as well, Accor Showcase in New Delhi and Mumbai saw an enormous response from the travel and tourism fraternity. The fourth edition of the Accor Showcase saw participation from more than 50 Accor properties globally. The hotel representatives interacted with more than 1000 tourism leaders at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity (26th February) and Sofitel Mumbai BKC (28th February). Consecutively for four years, Accor Showcase has acted as a catalyst for the growth of both inbound and outbound tourism. Over the years, Accor Showcase has focussed on elevating and promoting MICE through its representatives. This year as well, the roadshow saw positive conversions for many participants and especially for Baku, Turkey and London. Many prominent corporates, travel partners, wedding planners, travel agents, airline partners and others attended the event. Luxury and leisure segment being the key aspect for Accor, created a great buzz at the Showcase. The most awaited brand, Raffles, also attracted conversation amongst the participants. Also, the upcoming Fairmont in Mumbai was discussed amongst the industry peers. The new loyalty programme, ALL- Accor Live Limitless and its offerings was a big conversation point. Speaking on the success of Accor Showcase 2020, Kerrie Hannaford, VP, Commercial, Accor India and South Asia, said “The hospitality industry is geared up for the year ahead and Accor has multiple campaigns and initiatives planned for the upcoming months. With our new loyalty programme ALL and Raffles debut in India, we are certain that Accor will get a lot of traction from the fraternity. Accor Showcase provides a great platform to interact with our partners and portray the great products and services provides by Accor globally.” Rohit Chopra, Regional Director Sales – India, …

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Accor opens Grand Mercure hotel in Gujarat’s GIFT city

GIFT city developed with India’s first intelligent and green infrastructure has welcomed its first international hotel with Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT city. Located on the bank of the Sabarmati river, GIFT city connects Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The nine-floor hotel features 151 guest rooms and six meeting rooms. “We are extremely happy to launch Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT city, the first international branded hotel, in the foremost operational smart city of the country. With the support of Brigade Group, we have successfully established three Grand Mercure properties in the country and look forward to collaborating for more hotels going forward,” said Jean-Michel Casse, COO, India & South Asia, Accor.

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