AccorHotels is strengthening its Asia Pacific presence in the luxury hotel space with six confirmed openings in the next three months.
The upcoming openings will see the expansion of the Sofitel and Pullman, Raffles Hotel, Fairmont, MGallery by Sofitel, Swissôtel and Grand Mercure brands. Asia Pacific currently represents 44% of the group’s total worldwide pipeline and will continue to increase.
Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific, said: “These developments build on 2016’s momentum, where AccorHotels added 86 hotels to our Asia Pacific network, with 58% of rooms in the luxury and upscale sector.
“Asia Pacific is really leading the world in terms of luxury and upscale demand and these six hotels we are about to open are a strong signal of our intention to keep building on our luxury credentials and expand in this sector.”
The upcoming openings include:
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara (opening: August 2017)
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, located in the Damansara area and inspired by French luxury, is part of a luxury integrated development by Guocoland. The five-star property will have 312 rooms and suites, five restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool and signature So Spa and So Fit facilities.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre (opening: September 2017)
Sofitel Singapore City Centre will add 223 luxury rooms to Singapore’s hotel scene. The Sofitel is inspired by the botanic history of the city and will feature Singapore’s first Nespresso Lounge and TWC Tea Bar, a 30m outdoor swimming pool, the lawn where yoga classes and outdoor performances will take place, a So Fit gym, the Club Millesime executive lounge and dining outlets.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Australia (opening: October 2017)
With views over the Sydney CBD, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will host 590 rooms and suites next door to the new International Convention Centre. The five-star property will feature infinity swimming pool, Champagne bar, a Club Millesime executive lounge, several restaurants and bars and a 28-storey glass façade that will be lit up at night.
Sofitel Wellington, New Zealand (opening: October 2017)
Sofitel Wellington on Bolton Street will feature 129 guest rooms with panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides and Botanical Gardens when it relaunches in October 2017. The boutique hotel is themed around the Wellington and Luxembourg Gardens and facilities include The Green Room with a fire pit in alfresco courtyard and the Jardin Grill.
Pullman Shenyang, China (opening: October 2017)
Located in the heart of the old city of Shenyang, the Pullman Shenyang Ginza will feature 317 rooms (including 50 long-stay suites), a conference centre for up to 1200 guests, a gym, spa, heated indoor pool and six restaurants and bars. Shenyang is a city rich in attractions including the Shenyang Imperial Palace.