French hotel chain Accor is to open up to 45 new hotels in Asia Pacific this year.
The company said the hotels will add around 8,500 new rooms to its current portfolio of 400 hotels in the region.
The expansion will see the growth of the Pullman hotel brand with new management contracts alongside expansion of the ibis hotel brand in major markets, according to asiatraveltips.com.
Two new Pullman hotels will be developed in China. The 482-room Pullman Zhangjiajie will open this year and the 280-room Pullman Dongguan Dalang is scheduled to open in 2012.
Pullman brands will also be opened in India, Bali and Vietnam.
The 373-room Mercure Beijing Downtown will open this month in Beijing, China, while construction has begun on the 550-room ibis Sheung Wan in Hong Kong ahead of it 2012 opening.
On completion, the flagship hotel will be the largest ibis hotel in Asia Pacific.
The 398-room Sofitel Haikou will open in Hainan, China, and the 280-room hotel Sofitel Lianyungang Suning Galaxy will open in 2013.
Accor said it will open five Sofitel hotels in Asia Pacific in 2010: Sofitel Mumbai Bandra Kurla in India, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra in Cambodia, and Sofitel Dongguan Humen Oriental, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich and Sofitel Qingdao in China.