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Accor Announces Expansion in Vietnam and Debuts ibis

Accor adds 3 hotels to its pipeline and presents its first economy brand hotel in Vietnam – ibis Saigon South

Bangkok, Thailand, July 04, 2012 --( - Accor is the market leader and the largest international operator of hotels in Vietnam with 13 hotels and 16 more committed.

- With the introduction of ibis, Accor’s world-known economy brand, the Group now has offerings in all segments in Vietnam, including luxury, upscale, midscale, to economy.

- Announces three new hotel developments:

-- Pullman Danang Beach Resort;
-- Ba Na Hills, Member of the MGallery Collection;
-- Mercure Danang French Village Ba Na Hills

Accor, the largest operator of hotels in Asia-Pacific, reinforces its leadership in the hospitality industry in Vietnam by announcing three new development hotels to its committed pipeline that will see 16 new hotels opened by 2015, Today Accor operates 13 hotels in the country. The announcement comes as Accor opens its first economy hotel in Vietnam, with ibis Saigon South rounding out the Group’s portfolio, which now ranges from luxury to economy.

Gaurav Bhushan, Chief Development and Investment Officer, says, “Vietnam provides continued promise for Accor. Accor has operated in the Vietnam for 21 years and have developed a sound portfolio of hotels. With healthy growth prospects, we will see the network expand to just short of 30 hotels by 2015.”

Accor unveils the ibis brand
Today Accor presents the first ibis hotel in the country, ibis Saigon South, as the first international-quality economy hotel in Vietnam. This addition marks a major milestone for Accor in Vietnam as it now offers a comprehensive range of hotel brands, including the luxury Sofitel, upscale MGallery, midscale Novotel and Mercure, and economy ibis.

“Ibis is the world’s leading economy hotel brand and is well-known for its excellent services at competitive prices. With ibis Saigon South, we now have 13 hotels in the network and a comprehensive hotel selection for international and domestic guests to choose from,” says Patrick Basset, Vice President for Accor Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan.

Ibis Saigon South has 160 comfortable, well-designed, and fully equipped guest rooms which provide a wide range of amenities, including flat screen televisions and WiFi internet access. The room’s layout reinforces the practicality of space and comfort. The hotel also offers 24-hour services, quality food and beverages at the OOPEN Restaurant, and a funky bar on the ground floor for guests who want to relax and enjoy a selection of drinks.

Continuation of expansion
Accor has signed three additional hotels in Danang to further expand its network in Vietnam:

Pullman Danang Beach Resort is a rebranded 186-room hotel located on Danang Beach with facilities that include four food and beverage outlets, a swimming pool and a variety of meeting/conference rooms.

Ba Na Hills, Member of the MGallery Collection, will be a newly built 90-room upscale hotel located in a French-inspired village atop and amongst the scenic Truong Son Mountains. Located in the same proximity will be Mercure Danang French Village Ba Na Hills, a 372-room hotel also with old-world, French touches in its décor and architecture.

With a total of 16 development commitments Accor will add another 4,047 guest rooms to its Vietnam hotel network. Development commitments include:

Pullman Danang Beach Resort – 186 rooms, opening Q3, 2012
Pullman Vung Tau – 370 rooms, opening Q1, 2013
Pullman Saigon Centre – 322 rooms, opening Q3, 2013
Pullman Hai Phong Flamboyant Island Resort – 308 rooms, opening Q4, 2015

Ba Na Hills, Member of the MGallery Collection – 90 rooms, opening Q3, 2014

Novotel Saigon Centre – 247 rooms, opening Q2, 2012
Novotel Danang Premier Han River – 323 rooms, opening Q3, 2012
Novotel Dalat – 250 rooms, opening 2013
Novotel Phu Quoc Resort – 234 rooms, opening 2013
Novotel Hue – 200 rooms, opening Q2, 2015
Novotel Ciputra Hanoi - 300 rooms, opening Q2, 2015

Mercure Hanoi Hado – 222 rooms, opening 2013
Mercure Sam Son – 165 rooms, opening 2013
Mercure Danang French Village, Ba Na Hills – 372 rooms, opening Q4, 2013
Mercure Danang Son Tra Resort – 120 rooms, opening Q3, 2014

Ibis Saigon Grand Palace – 338 rooms, opening Q3, 2015
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