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AccorHotels continues expansion in Southern Thailand with three hotels

Press Release   •   Feb 24, 2016 08:15 SGT

AccorHotels and Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited have signed an agreement for AccorHotels to manage three properties in Phuket. Two resorts will be rebranded as Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa and Avista Hidewaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel on April 1, while another newly-built Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel will open in 2018. AccorHotels presently manages 16 hotels and resorts across Southern Thailand. The announcement brings the Group’s upcoming pipeline in the area to 10 properties, and reaffirms its commitment to meeting growing demand there.

“AccorHotels is proud to partner with Avista to manage three hotels in Phuket. As more guests visit the ever-popular island, they increasingly seek choice and consistency,” said Mr Patrick Basset, AccorHotels’ Chief Operating Officer for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. “Each MGallery by Sofitel luxury hotel features a unique identity and story through its architecture, interior design and services. Novotel is well-known for its spacious rooms and service standards that stand apart in the midscale segment. Both brands are well positioned to cater to Phuket’s diverse guests, particularly as the island further develops its infrastructure and attractions.”

The 150 room Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel isan easy escape, located two minutes’ walk from Patong beach and Jungceylon Shopping Centre. The hotel features two restaurants, two bars, one meeting room, a business centre, three swimming pools, and a spa, fitness centre and kid’s club.

Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa, located five minutes’ walk to Kata Beach,offers 143 rooms, one restaurant, two bars, two meeting rooms, and a business centre, swimming pool, fitness centre and kid’s club.

Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel is scheduled to have 160 rooms, one restaurant, three bars, two meeting rooms and a swimming pool, business centre and kid’s club. The resort will be located a 10 minute drive from Patong’s shopping and entertainment area.

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ABOUT MGALLERY BY SOFITEL

MGallery by Sofitel, charming boutique hotels, inspiring and singular: MGallery by Sofitel is an intimate collection of 75 boutique hotels. Charming and genuine hotels with their own thoughtful stories, MGallery by Sofitel has that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that goes hand-in-hand with French ‘art de recevoir’. MGallery by Sofitel appeals to engaged explorers who are clued in to travel and seek out the unbeaten path, fueled by passion, curiosity and an interest in the world around them. Each hotel in the collection is noted for its unique personality, cocooning facilities and inviting local flavor, in more than 20 countries including France, Italy, Morocco, Argentina, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia… Sofitel, authentic luxury hotels with a French soul, is the elegant answer to a luxury traveler’s quest for the good things in life.

ABOUT NOVOTEL

Novotel is the midscale hotel brand of AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, present in 92 countries with 3,800 hotels and 180,000 employees. Novotel’s consistently high standard of service contributes to the wellbeing of both business and leisure travelers: think spacious, modular-design guestrooms, balanced cuisine available 24/7, excellent meeting facilities, attentive staff, dedicated children’s areas and rejuvenating wellness facilities. With PLANET 21, AccorHotels’ sustainable development program, Novotel commits itself to the planet! To meet today’s challenging environmental and social issues, the brand has chosen to rely on a world renowned environmental certification, ISO 14001. Novotel offers more than 400 hotels and resorts in 59 countries, situated in the center of major international cities from business districts to tourist destinations. More information at: www.novotel.com.


AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.

Over 180,000 women and men in 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.

AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:

- its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);

- a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;

- a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels

- almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.

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