Accor leans on lifestyle hotels and apartments in Oceania opening plans

Accor plans to add several more properties in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, including new furnished apartments, the company announced Tuesday.

The move continues a trend of hoteliers offering a mix of stay types in certain markets to capitalize on various forms of corporate and leisure travel.

Accor will add more than 520 hotel rooms to its portfolio in Australia with the January opening of Hotel Morris and Manly Pacific MGallery in Sydney and Mercure Hotel Cairns in Queensland, with the Pullman Sydney Penrith slated for the fourth quarter. 

In New Zealand, Accor will add more than 60 apartment-style units in the second quarter with The Sebel Wellington Lower Hutt and add 313 rooms to its Auckland portfolio with the opening of Pullman Auckland Airport in the fourth quarter. 

Also opening in 2023 will be three new lifestyle hotels from Ennismore — a joint venture with Accor as the majority shareholder — including a Jo&Joe and Tribe hotel in Auckland and a Hyde property in Queenstown. The properties will add more than 180 lifestyle units for the company in New Zealand, according to Accor.

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The announcement follows Accor’s “slower recovery” in the region during its third quarter due to the pandemic.

Source: Business Travel News

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