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Asia Pacific Region sets Benchmark for Novotels Expansion

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 18 November 2008

The opening of five new Novotels - in China, Vietnam, Malaysia and India - in less than two months has established Asia Pacific as the growth region for Accors most established brand. The five new hotels have extended the Novotel network to 86 hotels in Asia Pacific. The new hotels are:

Novotel Beijing Sanyaun - The hotel opened recently in the citys downtown area opposite the new Airport Express station. It is the fourth Novotel in Beijing and 14th in China.

Novotel Halong Bay - the first international hotel in Halong Bay opened in October, in the city centre adjacent to the pier where cruise boats depart for tours of the UNESCO listed World Heritage Area. Each of the hotels 214 guest rooms are a harmonious blend of European and Asian interiors and have stunning vistas.

Novotel Kota Kinabalu - the second Accor hotel in Sabah, the capital of East Malaysia, opened in September, providing an ideal base for business and leisure guests. The hotel is set to be popular with visitors coming to climb Mt Kinabalu, observe the orangutans in the natural habitat or visiting some of the worlds oldest rainforest. Another hotel in East Malaysia Novotel Kuching is scheduled to open in 2009.

Novotel Hyderabad Airport - opened in October, located next to the terminal of Hyderabads new international airport (Rajiv Gandhi). The hotel has extensive facilities including 305 guest rooms and has a diverse range of restaurants, bars and meeting rooms. Novotel Hyderabad Airport is the second Novotel in India.

Novotel Nha Trang - Opened this past weekend (15 November) on Tran Phu Boulevard, opposite the pristine sandy beach. This hotel provides high-quality leisure facilities including Vous Spa, fitness centre, a swimming pool and the Square Restaurant. All of the hotels 154 spacious rooms with balconies offer panoramic views of Nha Trang Bay. It will be Accors fourth Novotel in Vietnam.

The pace of development continues unabated with a further 19 Novotels set to open in the coming 2 years. These openings include; Mumbai and New Delhi in India, Jakarta, Pekanbaru and Lampung in Indonesia, Kuching in Malaysia, Ulan Baatar in Inner Mongolia China, Christchurch in New Zealand, Taipei in Taiwan China, Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand and Hoi An and Phu Quoc in Vietnam.

Speaking about Novotel in the Asia Pacific region, Frederic Josenhans Senior Vice President Global Marketing for Novotel, said, The region is leading the way with many of the brands innovations such as Green Globe environmental accreditation, guest accommodation enhancements and technical and construction efficiencies. Novotel throughout the Asia Pacific region will see the implementation of a number of new core offers in the coming months, extending the reach of the brand and strengthening global consistency.

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