December 2019
  • Accor

Accor, conquering new territories

Rixos Hotels signs milestone deal to operate its largest all-inclusive resort on Egypt's Red Sea Riviera

Luxury turkish hotel brand, part of the Accor portfolio, partners with the Eastern Company For Investment And Touristic Development to takeover existing property and re-launch as the 1,636-key Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay.
Rixos Hotels has marked a major milestone in its Middle East expansion strategy after signing an agreement to manage its largest all-inclusive luxury resort in the world on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. The stand-out property will boast a stunning location in a secluded bay on the Red Sea, just south of Hurghada - a global hotspot for scuba diving, family getaways and golf breaks.

Resort highlights will include individual villas, an extensive indoor and outdoor spa, fitness facilities, kids clubs, a waterpark, beach lounge, large conference centre, vast F&B wide-ranging F&B options and an expansive entertainment area with an amphitheatre.
It is expected to become the preferred destination for discerning travellers and corporate group business from key source markets such as Europe and the CIS.

Accor Brings its Iconic Raffles Brand to India with two new hotels

Accor announces two majestic hotels in India - Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur - in the presence of Accor Chairman & CEO Sébastien Bazin and owner, Ratankant Sharma.

The iconic Raffles brand is synonymous with luxury and extraordinary adventure and this announcement signals a new direction for Accor in India, with a stronger focus on luxury and premium brands. Both hotels will deliver a palatial experience in an extraordinary setting along with the famously discreet and personalised Raffles service.

Commenting on this historic occasion, Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO Accor, said: “It is with immense pride that we announce the arrival of the Raffles brand in India, a hallmark of luxury and sublime service in a country that is famous for delivering luxury at the highest level. With our strategic partners, we look forward to providing an oasis of calm and charm in two of the most incredible destinations in India. We thank Mr.Ratankant Sharma and our partners for entrusting us with these landmark properties and we look forward to delivering the distinctive Raffles experience to travellers in India. We also thank Mr. Sharma for bringing the first Fairmont to India in Jaipur and extending this partnership to the Raffles brand.”

On Copacabana Beach

On 5th August, Fairmont celebrated the opening of its new address in the heart of one of the most spectacular locations in Rio de Janeiro - Copacabana Beach.

Nestled in the fresh, lively atmosphere of Brazil, this new address already offers its guests a real carioca connection. There’s no shortage of things to do on Copacabana Beach, such as playing football, beach volleyball, quenching your thirst with an ice-cold coco gelado, or building a sand sculpture.

The establishment has a total of 375 rooms with balconies – or 68 suites. For its most demanding guests, Fairmont Gold offers them use of a private lounge and personalized services at any hour of the day.

The Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana also boasts 2 swimming pools, a spa, sauna, fitness center and 13 meeting rooms spread over 1,500m2. Surprise! In the lobby, you’ll find a concept store from the luxury jewelers, H.Stern.

Top-quality produce and local ingredients are on the menu in the hotel’s restaurants and bars, including the Marine Restô, Spirit Copa Bar and Coa&Co Café.

Fairmont is thus continuing its growth strategy, now with a total of 77 establishments in 27 different countries. Four addresses opened recently in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, China and Morocco. And that's not all… 2019 is a year full of surprises in Rio de Janeiro! Our Group has just announced the complete renovation of the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema (Brazil) starting in August. Make a date for 2021 to see its new look!

Accor x sbe: Our 1st worldclass Australian venue!

Already an icon in LA, Vegas & Miami, Hyde - sbe Entertainment Group’s American hospitality & lifestyle brand, settles in Australia! On April 1st, the brand opened its 1st address: Hyde Paradiso, one of the most significant new additions to the Gold Coast’s bar & Lounge scene!

Its luxurious surroundings and influential artist shows offer guests an extraordinary experience. Hyde seekers are united by their love of lively, social places and their desire for fun, memorable experiences.

Following Accor's acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018, our Group has chosen Australia as the 1st Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the US and develop its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde.

Australia, a new culinary Eldorado, is quickly establishing itself on the world gastronomic scene. Hyde's opening in Australia allows our Group to expand its offer in the restaurant and bar segment and strengthen its network on an international scale.

Hyde Paradiso lounge comes hot on the heels of the opening of Hyde Hotel and Residence Midtown Miami, a 42-tower property with 60 hotel rooms and 410 sold-out luxury residences, with interiors by award-winning designer, David Rockwell in a building designed by Arquitectonica. Hyde Beach House Hollywood Florida will open in Q2 of 2019 with 352 residences, the 3rd Hyde property in the Miami area. Hyde Hotels and Residences will also expand into the Middle East, with an opening in Doha come 2020.

1st address in Qatar

Our Group has set itself the goal of opening 100 hotels and acquiring 50,000 rooms in the Middle-East by 2020, and now MGallery has opened its 1st address in Qatar: the Alwadi Hotel Doha – MGallery. The opening is part of our plan to develop our lifestyle brands in this high-potential new market.

The Alwadi Hotel Doha - MGallery stands right in the heart of the capital's new Msheireb Downtown Doha, one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly districts in the world. It is the product of a city-centre renovation launched in 2010, with a sole objective: reinvigorate the ancient historic quarter with a modern vernacular architecture inspired by aspects of Qatari culture, while employing cutting-edge technology and respect for the environment.

With a contemporary Qatari decor, the 213 rooms and suites of the Alwadi Hotel Doha - MGallery have seen a steady stream of customers since the opening on 12 March. A perfect example of Qatari hospitality, it combines modern design elements with a Qatari-inspired decor.