PARIS — Accor has launched a new Apartments & Villas website, entirely dedicated to the rental of private residences and extended-stay hotel properties.
The site makes more than 50,000 apartments, villas and chalets available, drawing from Accor’s 15 extended-stay hotel brands, as well as the company’s portfolio of branded private residences, which are privately owned and frequently included in managed-rental programs, and one-of-a-kind private rentals (onefinestay), in more than 350 destinations.
“The launch of the Apartments & Villas website demonstrates our ambition to develop offers and solutions tailored to the extended-stay hotel segment,” says Jeff Tisdall, SVP Development, Residential and Extended Stay, Accor. “The launch of apartmentsandvillas.accor.com is an important milestone for our investment partners, guests and private-residence owners and further reinforces Accor’s leadership position in extended-stay hotel and branded-residence segments.”
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, branded residences have proven to be very resilient, with an increasingly diverse pipeline and record growth. In 10 years, the sector has grown by 170 per cent and, despite a difficult context, 2020 should be another record year with the opening of more than 100 additional projects, according to the recently published Savills 2020 Spotlight on Branded Residences.
“We see increasing demand for residentially designed short-term-rental accommodations, as consumers seek out accommodations which enable more privacy and self-sufficiency and include features like extra living space and generous outdoor space,” says Riyan Itani, Head of Savills International Development Consultancy.
On the Apartments & Villas website, guests can book fully equipped apartments, villas, houses and suites while enjoying all the benefits of the ALL- Accor Live Limitless program, as well as greater flexibility and reassurance thanks to the new cancellation policy and the intensified hygiene-and-prevention measures (Allsafe).
“[The] Apartments & Villas site reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation as consumer-travel needs evolve and allows all of our clients to discover an incredible collection of accommodations around the world on one digital platform, as well as to live an exceptional travel experience: the space, comfort and privacy of a home for a weekend, a vacation or working in a new setting, allied to the convenience of hotel services from Accor brands and to the best of loyalty advantages,” says Yassine Hachem, VP Guest Digital Product, Accor.