E&V Update from Accor Group…

E&V recently met with a representative from Accor Group.  Here you can read some of the latest developments and News within the group:

ACCOR currently have 164 hotels in the UK and aim to have over 300 by end 2014.
The majority of growth can be seen through the Mercure brand

* Mercure – there are 13 new hotels within the brand, making 45 in total.
These tend to be smaller, individual properties with meeting space – either top end of 3 star, or 4 star

* Sofitel – offer a 5 star luxury brand

MGallery – hotels will be a boutique version of the Mercure  “A collection of unique hotels of remarkable character – each hotel tells its own story”.

* The St Ermin’s Hotel London – reopened as a 4 star deluxe luxury hotel under the MGallery collection

* Pullman – a 4 star business hotel will open in London later in the year    …………..   WATCH THIS SPACE for the announcement!!!

* Novotel – no new openings to announce.  However many have undergone refurbishments;  Leeds, Manchester, York and Birmingham. Novotel Glasgow has refurbished bedrooms and public areas

* All Seasons – these are 3 star properties, only 3 in UK with meeting space.  
“These Hotels are not to be confused with the Four Seasons … which is a very different product.”

* IBIS – offer a budget brand of hotels, note that standards differ from location to location