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Accor kicks off 2022 with exciting new hotels

  • Hotels
  •   01-17-2022  8:07 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Accor kicks off 2022 with exciting new hotels
Raffles Doha / Fairmont Doha (CNW Group/Accor)
Pax Global Media

Accor has revealed some of its newest properties and upcoming destinations that guests can look forward to visiting in 2022 and beyond.

London, Doha, and Moscow are among the many cities that will welcome new Accor hotels this year, while several Accor brands have sought out exotic, unexpected or new horizons to explore, such as Pangkalan Bun in Indonesia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Casco Viejo in Panama City.

"Accor is a strong believer in the power of diversity - in our workforce, our client base and our brands," said Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO, Accor. "We continuously introduce fresh concepts and exciting new places to discover. With more than 300 new hotels and resorts opening their doors in 2022, we are certain that each member of our vast community of loyal guests around the world will find somewhere unique to inspire their next journey."

One of the most anticipated openings is Raffles London at The OWO, which is located at the historic Old War Office, the iconic Whitehall building inhabited by Britain's most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming.

The hotel is in the final touches of a transformation to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 unique branded residences and 11 destination restaurants and bars.

Raffles London at The OWO (CNW Group/Accor)

Meanwhile, in northwest England, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village will open as a beacon of hospitality in Liverpool.

With more than 220 rooms among 16 stories, the new flagship hotel will stand out as the tallest and one of the most attractive gathering spots for tourists and locals in this vibrant city of music, culture and outstanding pubs.

Across the pond, North America awaits the continent's first Raffles later this year.

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, located in the city's prestigious Back Bay neighborhood, is a 35-story building featuring 146 residences, 147 guest rooms, and six food and beverage venues, including a sky bar and speakeasy.

The three-story sky lobby is set to be the first of its kind in Boston.

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences (CNW Group/Accor)

The Middle East is another exciting stronghold for Accor, particularly with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Accor has been selected as the official provider of accommodation for visitors of the event, providing team members to manage and operate more than 60,000 rooms in apartments and villas across the Gulf Arab state.

The Group will also broaden its Rixos portfolio in Qatar and in the region overall with the upcoming Rixos Doha Qetaifan, Rixos Obhur Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Rixos Jewel of the Creek in Dubai, UAE. 

Accor will also introduce many stunning new properties throughout the region including the new Raffles Doha and sister hotel Fairmont Doha, Banyan Tree AlUla in the Asher Valley of Saudi Arabia, and Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Salé.

In Russia, domestic tourism continues to grow, particularly among Russian travellers who are accustomed to international services and high standards of vacation experiences.

Accor is adding to its portfolio across the country with a diverse range of destinations, including Novotel Moscow ComCity, ibis Styles Kogalym Russia and Mövenpick Resort and Spa Anapa Miracleon.

Further, Accor will open its first property in Denmark – ibis Styles Orestad Denmark, on the edge of Copenhagen.

With its joint venture with Ennismore, Accor says it will continue to grow leading lifestyle brands including Mondrian, SLS, The Hoxton, Morgans Originals and Mama Shelter.

Standout openings include the first Mondrian in China, Hong Kong Kowloon, a 324-room property with uninterrupted harbor views; the inaugural Maison Delano Paris in the ultra-chic 8th Arrondissement just steps away from the fabled Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré; TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square which will bring bold design to Cambodia's hotel scene, and Mama Shelter Dubai a larger-than-life Mama that embodies the idea of a resort in the heart of the city with apartments, pools and an outdoor cinema.

"Accor's development pipeline is very robust and we are delighted to bring so many projects to life in 2022," said Agnès Roquefort, global chief development Officer. "Our hoteliers all over the world are eager to welcome guests to their favourite destinations, as well as introduce them to new places, in a much bigger way than we've done over the past couple of years."

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