Accor to open 112 properties over two years in expanded MEA region

24th November 2020 (Last Updated November 24th, 2020 17:10)

Hospitality group Accor is set to open 112 properties in the next two years in the Middle-East and Africa (MEA) region, which now also includes India and Turkey.

Accor to open 112 properties over two years in expanded MEA region
Sequana Tower, Accor’s headquarters. Credit: Maibp85.

Hospitality group Accor is set to open 112 properties in the next two years in the Middle-East and Africa (MEA) region, which now also includes India and Turkey.

Currently, the expanded region now features 400 hotels with more than 84,000 rooms. Once Accor opens the properties in the pipeline, the portfolio will include around 110,000 rooms, making it one of the largest international hospitality operators in the region.

Particularly, the company is expected to open 34 locations in the Middle East, 61 in Africa, 13 in Turkey and seven in India in the next 24 months.

Accor Middle East & Africa, Turkey and India Mark Willis said: “Our expanded portfolio of more than 35 brands across the entire market spectrum – economy, midscale, upscale, and luxury – is a catalyst for growth in the region; it means we have a range of hospitality options for every project in every destination.

“The addition of Turkey and India to our already diverse region means that we will be able to consolidate the existing relationship and work that has been accomplished over the years and centralize it into a collective effort.

“It is in a strategic but natural move that we are integrating India and Turkey to our portfolio with long term plans in sight for the future of the region.”

According to its website, Accor group includes 39 brands and has 5,100 hotels.

Earlier this month, Accor announced that it will open a hotel under the SO/ Hotels & Resorts brand in Moscow in 2023.