Accor Recounts 2021 Growth; Details Plans for 2022 and Beyond

Accor has revealed some of its newest properties and upcoming destinations that travelers can visit 2022 and beyond. Several tops destinations worldwide—such as London, Doha and Moscow—will welcome multiple new hotels this year, while several brands have sought out “unexpected” or otherwise new destinations to explore, such as Pangkalan Bun in Indonesia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Casco Viejo in Panama City.

North and Central America

In North and Central America, Accor has experienced a record-breaking year of growth, closing 2021 with 11 newly signed developments—primarily luxury and lifestyle properties—across the region. Noteworthy deals for the region include two new developments for FairmontFairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés Resort and Residences, scheduled to debut in 2023, and Fairmont Orlando, opening in 2025. The MGallery Hotel Collection will make its debut in Canada and Mexico, with the conversion of Hotel Belmont Vancouver – MGallery Hotel Collection in late 2021, and a new build, Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences – MGallery Hotel Collection, opening in 2024. Two new soon-to-be-announced Novotel developments are also in the works for Mexico, both slated to open in 2023.

Continuing to bolster its position as the second largest luxury hotel operator in North America, Accor added several properties to its regional portfolio in 2021, including the re-debut of the Fairmont Century Plaza; the opening of Novotel Mexico City Toreo; and the reopening of the Berkeley Park Hotel in Miami, following an $18 million renovation, as the newest member of the MGallery Hotel Collection.

In 2022, Accor will open both the first mixed-use development for Raffles and the first Sofitel Legend in North and Central America. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences is a 35-story building with 146 residences, 147 guestrooms and six food and beverage venues, including a sky bar and speakeasy. Opening mid-2022, Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama will mark the brand’s first property in North America. Located on a waterfront enclave in the Casco Viejo district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel will have 159 rooms and suites (the majority with ocean views). Also opening in 2022 in the heart of Mexico City is Novotel Mexico City Insurgentes

Through Accor’s joint venture with Ennismore, the group has signed several major projects expanding the global presence of Mondrian, SLS, Morgans Originals and Mama Shelter. These include Artista San Antonio, a Morgans Original, opening in 2023; SLS Scottsdale, opening in 2024; and Legacy Miami World Center, a Morgans Original, opening in 2025. In 2022, Ennismore’s 21c Museum Hotels will debut a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and chef-driven restaurant in a historic, 10-story former YMCA building in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

Beyond the U.S., openings in this category include the first Mondrian in China, Hong Kong Kowloon, a 324-room property with harbor views; the inaugural Maison Delano Paris in the chic 8th Arrondissement; TRIBE Phnom Penh Post Office Square; and Mama Shelter Dubai.


aerial view of Raffles London at The OWO
An aerial view of Raffles London at The OWO (Photo by Accor)

In Europe, one anticipated opening is Raffles London at The OWO. Located at the historic Old War Office—an iconic Whitehall building inhabited by Britain's most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming—the property is in the final stages of a “monumental” renovation to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 branded residences and 11 restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, in northwest England, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village will open with more than 220 rooms across 16 stories.

Accor’s network across Europe continues to be strengthened with recent and upcoming openings, such as Sofitel Barcelona Skipper, Mercure Amsterdam North, ibis Styles St. Margrethen Switzerland, Mercure Hotel President in Lecce, Italy and MGallery Cagliari Palazzo Tirso, Italy, to name a few. Through the group’s support of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (being held in Paris), Accor will welcome new additions to the city, including MGallery Issy-les-Moulineaux Domaine de la Reine Margot and greet Paris Vincennes.

Another noteworthy market for Accor in 2022 is Russia. Accor is adding to its portfolio across the country with a diverse range of destinations, including Novotel Moscow ComCity, ibis Styles Kogalym Russia and Mövenpick Resort and Spa Anapa Miracleon. Further, Accor is excited to open its first property in Denmark—ibis Styles Orestad Denmark, on the edge of Copenhagen; the hotel marks the first step for Accor in the country.

Middle East

Similarly, with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Accor has been selected as the official provider of accommodation for visitors of the event. The group will broaden its Rixos portfolio in Qatar and in the region overall with the upcoming Rixos Doha Qetaifan, Rixos Obhur Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Rixos Jewel of the Creek in Dubai. Accor will also introduce many new properties throughout the Middle East, including the new Raffles Doha and sister hotel Fairmont Doha, Banyan Tree AlUla in the Asher Valley of Saudi Arabia, and Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Salé.

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