Accor reveals India expansion plans

25th August 2011 (Last Updated August 25th, 2011 18:30)

French hotel group Accor will open three hotel brands in India by the end of 2011. The three brands – Formule 1, Sofitel and Pullman – will take the total number of Accor brands in the country to six. The company already has Ibis, Mercure and Novotel brands in India.

French hotel group Accor will open three hotel brands in India by the end of 2011.

The three brands – Formule 1, Sofitel and Pullman – will take the total number of Accor brands in the country to six.

The company already has Ibis, Mercure and Novotel brands in India.

The group, which operates nine hotels with a total inventory of 1,684 rooms in India, has spent $250m on focusing primarily on hotel development since its entry into the country, said Accor Asia Pacific communications vice-president Evan Lewis.

In August 2010, Accor said it would open 90 hotels in India by 2015.