As 2016 begins, full of promise and stylish new hotel openings, AccorHotels Luxury & Upscale brands take the opportunity to reflect upon 2015, a year filled with awards for its brand portfolio, including Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, Pullman Hotels & Resorts and MGallery by Sofitel.
In 2015, AccorHotels Luxury & Upscale brands lived a glorious year and won a stunning total of 929 awards (356 more than in 2014), honoring 179 of its hotels around the globe. The distinctions came from the hospitality industry’s most prestigious organizations, including the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, TripAdvisor Awards, and Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, to name just a few.
SOFITEL’S YEAR OF AWARD-WINNING EXCELLENCE
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts was highly awarded in 2015, winning 659 distinctions for 88 hotels across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For example, the breathtaking and majestic Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian received 17 different distinctions alone, including being named “Best Hotel of the Year” by THE BUND Magazine, one of the “100 Best Hotels in China” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, and “2015 Best Heritage Hotel” by LUX 2015 Hotel & Spa Awards. On the other side of the world, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam received seven different awards, including being named TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2015 Winner, and “Best Hotel Netherlands 2015” by the Hotel of the Year Awards.
The SO Sofitel collection of unique and contemporary hotels and resorts was also well recognized throughout the year. SO Sofitel Bangkok won 17 awards, including the Condé Nast Traveler 2015 USA Readers’ Choice Award for “Top 10 Hotels in Bangkok,” and it was also voted “Asia’s Top Design Hotel” by NOW Travel Asia Awards 2015.
Sofitel London St James was also honored, including two awards for its SoSPA: a “2015 Certificate of Excellence for SoSPA” by the TripAdvisor 2015 Awards, and “Luxury Contemporary Hotel & Spa of the Year” by the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2015.
PULLMAN’S CONTEMPORARY EDGE: RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD
2015 was a standout year for Pullman Hotels & Resorts: it won more than 191 awards total, with 145 awards coming from the Asia-Pacific region. Pullman won 18 awards for its multiple hotels in Thailand, including six awards for Pullman Bangkok Hotel G: among them, a Thailand Tatler “Best Restaurant Award” for Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant, and it was also named “The Best 5 Star Hotel of the Year” by Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards.
Pullman Auckland won seven awards, such as “Luxury Design Hotel of the Year” by the Luxury Travel Guide 2015, and a World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia for “New Zealand’s Leading Hotel Residences.” Pullman Marrakech won six awards, including “Luxury Resort and Spa of the Year 2015” by Luxury Travel Guide, and it was also selected 12th among the luxurious all-included resorts worldwide in the Huffington Post / Oyster.
ACCOLADES FOR MGALLERY BY SOFITEL’S MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES
MGallery by Sofitel also enjoyed a bright year of accolades for its collection of hotels infused with personality and style. MGallery by Sofitel was particularly recognized in Vietnam, where it won 12 awards for its hotels in the country. For example, Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi was ranked “No. 1 in Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Asia” by Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll 2015, and Hotel Royal Hoi An won The Guide Award for “New Luxury Experiences in Hoi An.”
INK Hotel Amsterdam won an impressive eight awards in 2015, including European Hotel Design Awards for “Best European Hotel Design,” “Best Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas” (winner) and “Best Bedrooms and Bathrooms” (finalist).
About AccorHotels Luxury & Upscale Brands
Sofitel, authentic luxury hotels with a French soul
Sofitel is the elegant answer to a luxury traveler’s quest for the good things in life. Each hotel illustrates an artful blend of local culture and French soul. With an innate sense of new French art de vivre, Sofitel hold themselves to a heightened level of excellence and refinement. 120 addresses in 40 countries across the five continents appeals to modern status seekers, who have something special and unique that makes them stand out from the crowd. Each hotel is differentiated by its “cousu-main” service, graceful design, creative and inspired gastronomy in major cities like Paris, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Bangkok, Shanghai… or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, Thailand, French Polynesia…
Sofitel Legend, where heritage meets modernity. The network is composed of 5 timeless and iconic addresses that are generously infused with French luxury for ultimate indulgence.
SO Sofitel, rebellious lifestyle hotels bursting with local energy. In Bangkok, Singapore and Mauritius, SO Sofitel is an experience apart from the rest, recognizable for its avant-garde design, state-of-the-art technology, surprising happenings and social experience.
Pullman, in style upscale hotels connecting performance with enjoyment
Pullman Hotels & Resorts strike the perfect balance for a new generation of hyper-connected and sophisticated travelers. Whether connecting performance and enjoyment, efficiency and well-being, business and leisure – it’s always patently Pullman. Pullman appeals to new professional travelers, the Pullman ‘global nomads’, featuring best-in-class business and fitness facilities, functional contemporary design and balanced food and beverage. Pullman is AccorHotels international upscale brand, with a network counting more than 95 hotels & resorts in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
MGallery by Sofitel, charming boutique hotels, inspiring & singular
MGallery by Sofitel is an intimate collection of 75 boutique hotels. Charming and genuine hotels with their own thoughtful stories, MGallery by Sofitel has that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that goes hand-in-hand with French ‘art de recevoir’. MGallery by Sofitel appeals to engaged explorers who are clued in to travel and seek out the unbeaten path, fueled by passion, curiosity and an interest in the world around them. Each hotel in the collection is noted for its unique personality, cocooning facilities and inviting local flavor, in more than 20 countries including France, Italy, Morocco, Argentina, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia…