Accor revealed some of its newest properties and upcoming destinations that guests and world travelers can look forward to visiting in 2022 and beyond.
“Accor is a strong believer in the power of diversity – in our workforce, our client base and our brands,” said Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of Accor. “We continuously introduce fresh concepts and exciting new places to discover. With more than 300 new hotels and resorts opening their doors in 2022, we are certain that each member of our vast community of loyal guests around the world will find somewhere unique to inspire their next journey.”
One of the most anticipated openings of the year is Raffles London at The OWO. This architectural masterpiece, located at the historic Old War Office – the iconic Whitehall building inhabited by Britain’s most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming – is in the final touches of a monumental transformation to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 branded residences and 11 destination restaurants and bars.
The Middle East is another exciting stronghold for Accor, particularly with the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar. Accor has been selected as the official provider of accommodation for visitors of the event, providing team members to manage and operate more than 60,000 rooms in apartments and villas across the Gulf Arab state.
The group will also broaden its Rixos portfolio in Qatar and in the region overall with the upcoming Rixos Doha Qetaifan (late 2022), Rixos Obhur Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Rixos Jewel of the Creek in Dubai, UAE (mid 2022). Accor will also introduce many new properties throughout the region, including the new Raffles Doha and sister hotel Fairmont Doha both opening in late 2022, Banyan Tree AlUla in the Asher Valley of Saudi Arabia, and Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Salé both opening in mid-2022.
Finally, with lifestyle representing one of the fastest-growing segments of the global hospitality industry, Accor, through its joint venture with Ennismore, will continue to grow leading lifestyle brands including Mondrian, SLS, The Hoxton, Morgans Originals and Mama Shelter. Standout openings across this category include Mama Shelter Dubai (late 2022), a larger-than-life Mama that embodies the idea of a resort in the heart of the city with apartments, pools and an outdoor cinema.