AccorHotels’ expansion in South Korea continues with signing of its first luxury hotel and 28th property

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South Korea, 12 September, 2017 – AccorHotels announces plans to open Fairmont Ambassador Seoul in 2020. Located in the financial district of Yeouido, the luxurious 326-room hotel is part of an integrated development by Parc 1 comprising a retail mall and two office towers.

Designed by renowned architect Richard Rogers, the eco-friendly hotel features 326 guest rooms, a rooftop terrace, spa, fitness centre, pool, conference hall and four restaurants and a bar. The hotel is located adjacent to Yeouido Park and is within 5 to 10 minutes’ walk to Yeouido and Yeouinauru train stations.

Mr. Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, said “AccorHotels has 30 years of experience in managing hotels in South Korea. We are very excited to announce this partnership where we can leverage on our expertise in hotel management to set a luxury footprint to introduce the Fairmont brand into the market. The opening of Fairmont Ambassador Seoul in 2020 will become the group’s newest landmark in South Korea.”

Fairmont currently operates 75 hotels and residences across major cities in 24 countries including China, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. Fairmont’s network includes The Plaza Hotel New York, The Savoy Hotel London, Fairmont Peace Shanghai, Fairmont Dubai and San Francisco. Fairmont continues to expand globally with recent openings including Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, Fairmont Chengdu in Western China and Fairmont Fujairah in the Middle East. New luxury hotels scheduled to open later in 2017 include Fairmont Amman in Jordan and Fairmont Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Fairmont will also open the newest, largest and most state-of-the-art hotel in Austin, TX later this year.

AccorHotels, is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group with more than 500 luxury hotels and resorts. The group, aims to build an extensive and balanced brand portfolio to cater to the growing demand of affluent business and leisure travellers in the market today.

About Fairmont

  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10 000 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.

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About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States.

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