Accor signs SO/ Maldives

SO/ Hotels & Resorts to debut in the Maldives

Maldives: Accor has signed an agreement with S Hotels and Resorts and Wai Eco World Developer to introduce SO/ Hotels & Resorts to the Maldives. Scheduled to open in 2023, the new resort will feature 80 luxury villas on the third island of CROSSROADS Maldives, an integrated leisure destination in


Faena partners with Accor to develop brand globally

Worldwide: Miami-based Faena Group has entered a strategic partnership with Accor to expand the Faena brand in new destinations around the globe. Faena, founded by Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik in 2000, operates two mixed-use complexes in Buenos Aires and Miami Beach.  The group’s hospitality concepts, referred to as Faena


Ennismore merger with Accor underway

Worldwide: The two companies have entered into exclusive negotiations to forge a new lifestyle entity headquartered in London under the name Ennismore, bringing together twelve brands. The all-share merger will be two-thirds owned by Accor and a third by Sharan Pasricha, Ennismore’s founder. Closing is expected in Q1 of 2021.


Hotelisation: a two-way street

Hotelisation has become something of a buzz word in real estate circles lately. At events such as MIPIM and IHIF, the hotelisation of real estate has been a hot topic. But what does it actually mean and what are its implications and limitations? Basically it is the application of hotel-type


Accor launches lifestyle brand TRIBE

Australia: Accor continues to expand its portfolio and is launching a new lifestyle brand in the midscale segment, TRIBE. TRIBE currently consists of one address (with 126 rooms) located near the botanic garden at Kings Park, Perth, Australia. Ten other openings are already scheduled to take place by 2022 in


Accor to buy 50 per cent stake in SBE

France: AccorHotels will buy a 50 per cent stake in Sam Nazarian’s SBE Entertainment Group, in a deal that will see Accor invest $319 million in SBE. SBE‘s brands include SLS Hotels and the Morgans brands it acquired in May 2016, including well-known brands such as Delano, Mondrian and Hudson.


Top tips for developing a boutique or lifestyle hotel

Una Barac of Artelior shares her insights in to what makes a successful boutique hotel project. • Understand your guests and their needsAs obvious as this seems, knowing your guests is critical in ensuring that they enjoy their stay, return to your property and recommend you not only to their friends, but


MGallery signs brace of Dubai properties

UAE: Accor’s MGallery collection has announced the signing of two new hotels with the Khamas Group of Investments. The agreement is for the opening of two lifestyle properties in Dubai – MGallery Dubai Business Bay and MGallery Bur Dubai. Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, luxury brands, AccorHotels Middle East, said:

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MIPIM 2018: Tips from 3 urban hotel innovators

We visited MIPIM 2018, the real estate exhibition, conference and networking eventin Cannes to catch up with international property professionals from hospitality. The conference programme included a session titled ‘Hotels with an urban view: room for innovation’. The urban hotel market is in full disruption, with more people travelling than ever before.


Accor forms lifestyle division

France: AccorHotels has announced the creation of a Lifestyle division comprising the Jo & Joe, Mama Shelter and 25hours Hotels brands. France: AccorHotels has announced the creation of a Lifestyle division comprising the Jo & Joe, Mama Shelter and 25hours Hotels brands. The division will be headed by Cédric Gobilliard,