PARIS — Accor has plans to open more than 300 new hotels and resorts in 2022. Last year, Accor opened 288 hotels and resorts and 41,000 rooms. This brings Accor’s total global network, open and operating, to more than 5,300 hotels and 778,000 rooms with an additional 1,200-plus properties and 214,000 rooms in the pipeline.
In 2021, Accor’s development performance was strong in Europe, China and the Middle East. In Europe, Accor signed 153 new hotels, up 20 per cent compared to 2020. China held Accor’s number-2 spot for signings last year, with the highest growth at 39 per cent compared to 2020, while the group’s IMEAT region (India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey) increased its position year-over-year. The IMEAT region is now the largest growth driver for Accor in terms of overall value.
“In 2021, we continued to reinforce our leadership position in the regions where we have historically led the competition, while building strong momentum in the key markets of North America and China,” says Agnès Roquefort, Global Chief Development Officer, Accor. “We are projecting an even higher pace of growth this year and are pleased to have resumed signing new hotels at a rate of one per day. We are extremely grateful to our development teams around the world who are doing a fantastic job of pushing projects forward, exceeding targets, and opening new doors despite ongoing supply-chain challenges, geo-political tensions, stringent health-and-safety regulations, and post-pandemic recoveries which continue at a varied pace.”
Looking ahead to the remainder of 2022 and early 2023, Accor’s development and operations teams will open the doors at myriad new flagship properties throughout its portfolio, including Raffles London at The OWO, Raffles & Fairmont Doha, Raffles at Galaxy Macau, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, Sofitel Barcelona Skipper, Sofitel Shanghai North Bund, Rixos Doha Qetaifan Island, The Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery, Pullman Orchard Singapore, Novotel Mexico City Insurgentes, and Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village, among many more.