Fourteen new hotels slated for The Philippines
Accor, Asia Pacific’s largest hotel group, is planning to increase its presence in The Philippines to 22 hotels over the next five years. This is an increase of 14 new properties. It has signed for nine of the new properties this year, representing an additional 2,155 hotel rooms.
“With nine hotels signed to date in the Philippines, we have doubled our existing portfolio in just over nine months,” said Andrew Langdon, Accor’s senior vice president of development – Asia. “We expect to add two more hotels with a combined 500 rooms by the end of 2019.”
The 14 new properties will include the introduction of six new brands into the country, including Pullman Living, MGallery, Swissotel, Novotel Living and Ibis Styles. The Philippines is already home to Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Movenpick, Novotel and Mercure brands.
The world’s first Pullman Living and Novotel Living properties opened in Manila earlier this year.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism contributed 24.7% to the Philippine gross domestic product in 2018.
Accor opened 128 hotels in Asia Pacific last year. The group opens, on average, a new hotel every three days in the region.