Accor’s strategy is to accelerate hotel development, through both organic growth and acquisition. We’re seeing this happen at a rapid rate in the Asia Pacific region.
In the Philippines, Accor has signed off on nine new hotels this year. That increases the number of new properties in the pipeline to 14 and the introduction of six new brands to the Philippines, including Pullman Living, MGallery, Swissotel, Novotel Living and Ibis Styles. By 2024, Accor is expected to expand its Philippines network to 22 hotels.
Closer to home, in Melbourne you can stay at the latest property from MGallery Hotel Collection – Hotel Chadstone Melbourne. The only premium luxury hotel in South-East Melbourne opened at the end of October. The property boasts 250-rooms and suites, two penthouses, a rooftop bar and dining, wellness retreat and day spa. Of course it is also connected to the huge world-class shopping and entertainment centre.
In Melbourne’s CBD, the Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure has undergone a $30 million transformation to launch this month as the city’s first Pullman Hotel. Pullman Melbourne on Swanston is a luxury hotel tailored for smart, successful business and leisure travellers who value leading design, trendsetting dining and a vibrant city location.
Sydney is about to unveil a new lifestyle venue at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. On 15 November, Hacienda Sydney will relaunch as Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge at the Pullman hotel.
“Hyde will bring a new level of energy, excitement and sophistication to Sydney’s sought-after CBD nightlife, creating a new era of hospitality for domestic and international guests,” said Accor’s chief operating officer Pacific, Simon McGrath.
Australia’s acclaimed bartender, Tim Philips-Johansson, has designed an exciting and unique cocktail menu. And if you’re a lover of slow-braised beef short rib tacos and roast chicken stuffed empanadas, then you’ll want sample the gastronomic delights from executive chef Steven Hartert. The menu heroes will be fresh local produce with South American influences.