England: Accor prepares for the 2012 Olympic Games
Wednesday 17, November 2010
Accor UK and Ireland has ambitious expansion plans over the coming years and has just announced the forthcoming opening of two new establishments in central London: Novotel London Blackfriars and ibis London Blackfriars.
These two openings are perfectly timed to be ready for the much-awaited 2012 Olympic Games, a major business and tourism event for the UK. The hotels’ central London addresses in the Southbank area are just a stone’s throw from some London’s key attractions, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern and Hayward art galleries, the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall.
The hotels will add close to 500 new rooms to Accor’s London portfolio. As Jean-Jacques Dessors, Chief Operating Officer Accor UK and Ireland, points out “This important development continues Accor’s strategic and ambitious expansion in the UK – and particularly in London -... and is testament to Accor’s experience as a premier hotel owner for 40 years.”
Novotel London Blackfriars, a four star establishment, will feature 12 business suites, six conference rooms, a swimming pool and a wide range of upscale facilities. ibis London Blackfriars will offer nearly 300 rooms, bar and restaurant facilities and a 24 hour snack and drinks service.
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