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Accor Signs More Pullman Hotels in India and China

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Accor has added five more Pullman hotels to its ever growing network in Asia. The five hotels are located in the key growth markets of India and China, and take the development commitments for the Pullman brand in Asia to 22 hotels, in addition to the 12 operating Pullman hotels in the region.

Michael Issenberg Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Accor Asia Pacific said, The Pullman brand is experiencing a major spike in development within Asia. Whilst we expected the brand to establish a foothold in the Asian region, we did not anticipate the speed with which this would happen. The tightening of credit markets and the slowing tourism arrivals has hotel owners and developers looking for contemporary hotel brands that appeal to the modern traveler, priced and distributed efficiently and offer a high quality product without the clutter of more traditional 5 star hotel brands. The Pullman brand is fitting this demand nicely.

Three New Pullmans for India

Pullman Gurgaon Central Park will be a new built 284 room hotel located in Gurgaon, the corporate satellite city of New Delhi. The hotel will feature extensive food and beverage outlets including 2 specialty restaurants, bar and deli, along with 2000 square metres of event space. The hotel will offer the Pullman signature connectivity lounge combining state of the art technology and personal IT services, keeping guests connected and efficient. The hotel is scheduled to open in late 2010 and is 30 minutes from Delhi International Airport.

Pullman Lavasa will open in mid 2011, featuring 258 guest rooms and perched atop Indias first hill town. Lavasa is located one hour from the new Pune International Airport. The hotel will offer two restaurants, patisserie and a 500 square metre ballroom and an integrated meeting centre for smaller business events. The hotel will be connected to the Lavasa Lakes Convention Centre.

Pullman Delhi International Airport is located within the Delhi Aerocity precinct. The 270-room hotels outlets will include and all day dining restaurant along with a specialty restaurant, lounge bar and deli. Signature Pullman spaces such as Connectivity Lounge and Chill Out space will form part of the meetings and event facilities, which includes a 1000 sqm ballroom and extensive outdoor entertainment area by the hotels swimming pool. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2012.

Two Additional Pullman Hotels for China

Pullman Wuxi T-Park is scheduled to open in 2012, with 350 guest rooms including 64 executive floor rooms. Situated in the Wuxi New District in Jiangsu Province, the hotel is close to Government Hall and 15 minutes from the airport and the Shanghai Beijing High Speed Train Station. The future metro link station is located below the hotel. Facilities will include 3 restaurants, lobby lounge, indoor swimming pool, fitness and business centre. There is also a 1,200 square metre pillar less ballroom and nine meeting rooms at the hotel.

Pullman Tianjin Kunlun is a new 300 room (including 38 apartments) hotel located in the heart of  Tianjin commercial area, 30 minutes drive from the airport. The hotel will offer 3 restaurants and comprehensive business and leisure facilities and is scheduled to open in mid 2013.

Today there are 12 Pullman hotels and resorts throughout Asia and 39 around the globe. The brand is on track to achieve its development ambitions of 50 hotels globally by year end and 300 hotels by 2015, of which 100 are expected to be in Asia.

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