Accor Group is to add 16 new properties to its hotel portfolio in Thailand by next year.

The French hotel group will add 11 hotels this year and the remaining in 2012.

The new hotels will offer 3,642 rooms, increasing the group’s total rooms in the country to 13,539 by the end of next year.

The 11 properties planned for this year are: Sofitel So Bangkok, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Nai Thon Beach, Hotel Muse, Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai, Veranda Resort and Spa Hua Hin-Cha Am, Novotel Bangkok Impact, Novotel Bangkok Platinum, Mercure Krabi Ao Nang, All Seasons Chiangmai, All Seasons Samui Chaweng and Ibis Hua Hin.

Accor currently operates ten Novotel properties in Thailand, according to