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.