Accor Expanding

J.L. Erickson Fueled by occupancy rates of more than 90 percent at its China hotels, Accor has announced plans for a $150 million development of six new Ibis hotels in China’s Sichuan province. Three of the hotels will be in the provincial capital of Chengdu, where Accor opened an Ibis late last year.

By: J.L. Erickson

Fueled by occupancy rates of more than 90 percent at its China hotels, Accor has announced plans for a $150 million development of six new Ibis hotels in China’s Sichuan province.

Three of the hotels will be in the provincial capital of Chengdu, where Accor opened an Ibis late last year.

The company also said it is accelerating its economy brand in the region with the opening of two Ibis in Bangkok, two in Australia, one in New Zealand and one in Seoul.

Accor also has launched its Ibis brand in Thailand with two new hotels - Ibis Siam Bangkok and Ibis Huamark Bangkok.

The 180-room Ibis Siam Bangkok is in Bangkok’s Pratunam shopping area within walking distance to Suansantipab Park and Victory Monument BTS Skytrain station. Ibis Huamark Bangkok features 269 rooms and is next to one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, the Ramkamheng University and the Huamark Stadium.

The hotels offer the city’s most competitive rates for internationally branded hotels and mark part of Accor’s expansion of its Ibis economy hotel brand in the Asia Pacific region.

Ibis has made a major impact in countries such as China, Korea, Indonesia and Australia and will make its debut later this year in India. There are currently 715 Ibis hotels around the world.

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