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Sunday, 09 June, 2019, 14 : 00 PM [IST]
Accor opens 1,100th hotel in Asia Pacific with Sofitel Beijing Central

Accor has opened its 1,100th hotel in the Asia Pacific, with the launch of the new Sofitel Beijing Central.

On the launch occasion, Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO, Accor Asia Pacific, said, “We have had a record six months since announcing our 1,000th hotel with the Pullman Tokyo Tamachi late last year and it’s incredible to think that we have added another 100 hotels already since then, Sofitel Beijing Central will be a great addition to our network in China and will become one of the premier luxury hotels in the city.”

Sofitel Beijing Central is located in the heart of Beijing’s civic and diplomatic area, just moments from Jianguomen subway station. Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the National Museum of China and the National Grand Theatre are all within easy reach of the hotel.

It features 345 luxury rooms and suites, with Sofitel Club floors providing circular bathtubs and access to the brand new Club Millésime Lounge that will be launched towards the end of 2019. Sofitel Beijing Central includes an all-day dining restaurant attached to an outdoor garden, which focuses on western and international cuisine with a French twist; a signature Chinese Restaurant; and a lobby lounge, which provides afternoon tea and evening cocktails. The hotel has more than 1,500 square meters of event space including nine flexible meeting rooms for up to 400 delegates. Each space offers state-of-the-art technology for gatherings of any type. The hotel’s recreational facilities include a day spa, fitness center and stunning indoor pool.

Gary Rosen, Chairman & COO, Accor Greater China, said,”2019 marks the 55th anniversary of Sino-French relations and coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Sofitel brand. We are excited to launch a new Sofitel in China’s capital against the backdrop of these two significant occasions. France is one of the most popular outbound destinations for Chinese travellers and as an ambassador of French culture Sofitel enjoys tremendous opportunities as a preferred brand for luxury travelers.”

The opening of Sofitel Beijing Central brings the group’s luxury and premium hotels in the region to 320.

 
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