2016 April

Newsletter - April 2016

Newsletter - April 2016

Here are the latest news and events from the AccorHotels Group and its brands. For more information, please contact the press department:

AccorHotels is the first hotel group to launch an application on Apple TV

AccorHotels now offers its customers a new digital experience with the launch of the AccorHotels Apple TV application available in French and English.

By moving the cursor on the world map shown on the homepage, users can immerse themselves in one of the 10 hotels available on the application that have been selected from among the most iconic of the Group's establishments, in all sectors. For each of these hotels, the customer can access a description of the establishment and of the services it provides, as well as a selection of photographs of rooms, living areas and local activities.
In order to transform the dream destination into an actual stay, the customer can scan the QR code at the top of the hotel file using a smartphone and will instantly be redirected to the hotel's reservation page on AccorHotels' multilingual application.

This new service will strengthen AccorHotels' position as a digital hospitality pioneer, as it will be among the first to respond to the opening up of Apple TV to applications.

EVENT: Sofitel continues its tasting tour of France with more gourmet stopovers: this month, Strasbourg welcomes Ajaccio

From 4 to 16 April 2016, Vincent Rimmely, Chef at the Hotel Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile welcomes Dominique David, Chef from the Hotel Sofitel Golfe d’Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa. Between the two of them, these two virtuosos of taste will compose an ephemeral menu celebrating the tastes and colours of the Isle of Beauty. Amateurs and connoisseurs alike will be able to delight their taste buds with the Corsican cuisine brought to Alsace thanks to this "Goh Creations" menu. As an entrée, there is a ceviche of prawns perfumed with nepita and Corsican orange for lovers of seafood, or a medallion of roast veal with a reduced myrtle gravy. Greediness is de rigueur for two of the dishes: creamy polenta with black olives and pancetta crisps, or the pan-fried pavé de denti with citron velouté sauce and bulgur wheat with vegetables. Guests can finish off with the famous Corsican coffee and the best-seller of the Hotel Sofitel Golfe d’Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa: the "Paris Porticcio", which will come as a surprise to many palates in Alsace.

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OPENING: Pullman & ibis Styles Paris Roissy CDG Airport

On 6 April, the Hotels Pullman & ibis Styles CDG Airport revealed their special features to a large number of people at an opening ceremony with a travelling theme. Located in the heart of one of the most strategic sites in Europe, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, where a flight arrives or departs every 30 seconds, these two hotels, each with its own unusual identity and atmosphere, breathe new life into the airport's hotel offerings.

On the one hand, the Pullman Roissy CDG Airport, a haven of peace and well-being designed by Christophe Pillet, will attract a demanding urban clientele with its soothing and modern setting. Apart from providing a top-of-the-range service, the hotel has developed a new "art of hospitality". When travelling far from home and loved ones, what could be better than to find a little bit of warmth with welcoming staff, comfort in a restaurant designed for conviviality, relaxation in an amazing wellness centre and a restful and comfortable room?
The Culinaire Bazaar, a restaurant with an innovative concept, is a unique area central to the hotel. Travellers and locals will discover healthy and original cuisine there, based on three products: beef, poultry and fish. Authenticity, local produce and attentive and friendly service will create a warm atmosphere where customers can enjoy a convivial pause, like a brief relaxing stopover in their busy day-to-day lives. More information on the hotel:

The firm Blanchet d’Istria designed the Hotel ibis Styles Paris Roissy CDG around the theme of travelling in space, with no limitations and no frontiers. With the closely-studied design that has been applied throughout the hotel, the sense of immersion is total. The vapour trails left by aircraft in the sky can be seen on the walls of the hotel lobby, and even in the carpets of rooms. Pixellated clouds hang from the ceiling and on the furniture in reception. Collections of galaxies can be seen by the lifts on each floor. The moon lit up in all its aspects decorates the bedheads, telling a spatial story that enhances the warm and playful atmosphere, true to the spirit of the ibis Styles brand. The same spirit also pervades the "nomadic" common areas where anyone can relax, work or eat at their own pace throughout the day.
In terms of service, the hotel has an all-inclusive offer that includes the night's stay, Wi-Fi, breakfast and many services for the family. On the restaurant side, the Foody’s Planet restaurant has a menu of burgers and grills with an international range of flavours, created in-house using fresh produce, as well as a section offering takeaway dishes.

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AccorHotels opens the first Novotel in Suzhou

In March AccorHotels opened the Novotel Suzhou SIP, the brand's sixteenth establishment in China. The Novotel is located in Suzhou, also known as the Venice of the East because of its many canals, and has 307 spacious, adaptable and modern rooms.

It also offers five restaurant options: covering international cuisine as well as authentic Jiangsu and Cantonese cooking. Contemporary cuisine is also available, together with open-air barbecues.

For business customers, there is a working area of 700m² and meeting rooms can be provided: a ballroom and five conference rooms are fully-equipped with the latest display, projection and lighting
Customers can also relax at this hotel thanks to the interior heated swimming pool, saunas, fully-equipped gym and yoga room.

The Novotel Suzhou SIP enjoys a strategic location in the heart of Suzhou's industrial district. It is located next door to the metro station, allowing easy access to Suzhou's tourist sites and international exhibition centre. Sunan Shuofang International Airport can be reached from the hotel in 40 minutes.

A new ibis Styles in Geneva!

The entirely renovated Hotel ibis Styles Genève Mont Blanc recently opened its doors in February of this year.

This hotel is ideally situated in the Pâquis district in the centre of Geneva, a stone's throw from the Cornavin railway station, Lake Geneva, the old city and many attractions such as the water fountain and the flower clock. It has a strategic geographical location, both for holiday and business stays: its proximity to public transport makes for easy access to the airport, the Geneva Exhibition and Congress Centre and the offices of the United Nations.

The hotel has 30 modern and comfortable rooms with a design true to the ibis Styles standard. The ibis Styles Genève Mont Blanc immerses visitors into the world of watch-making, in a tribute to Swiss expertise in that area. All the rooms are also equipped with broadband Wi-Fi.

Customers of the hotel enjoy preferential parking rates at the railway station and benefit from a free ticket for the city's public transport.

AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome..
Over 190,000 women and men in 3,900 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.
AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
- its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
- a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
- a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
- almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
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