THE ACCOR Group will be present in Sihanoukville, the port city in southern Cambodia, with the opening of a new-built 54-room Ream Resort in 2013, which will be part of its MGallery portfolio.
MGallery’s footprint is growing in the Mekong region, with four other management contracts secured – 107-room Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, 69-room Veranda High Resort Chiangmai, 118-room Veranda Resort & Spa Hua Hin and 75-room Songtsam Retreat at Shangri-la, the first MGallery hotel in China. With eight MGallery hotels in operation in Asia, and the 174-room Hotel Muse Bangkok announced earlier, the collection has grown to 14 to-date in Asia.
Accor’s senior vice president sales and marketing, Graham Wilson, said the chain was also enjoying rapid growth with its Pullman and Novotel brands in ASEAN. A Pullman will open in Bali and Danang by mid-2011 while three Novotels will open in Bangkok this year. “We remain heavily committed to Bangkok and see growth opportunities across destinations in Thailand,” he said.