Accor announces the signing of Pullman, Liverpool

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    Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is pleased to announce it will open a 216 room hotel under its Pullman brand at the Kings Dock, on Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront during the summer of 2015.The second Pullman brand hotel in the UK, the upscale hotel will be operated by Branded Hotel Management (“BHM”), under a franchise agreement and forms part of a new development at the Kings Dock. The first UK Pullman to be newly built will be a contemporary, stylish hotel and will be a fitting addition to the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool which will be integrated with ACC Liverpool, currently home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena.

    The new Pullman will extend Accor’s offering in Liverpool to cater to all markets from budget to upscale with a Formule1, ibis, ibis Styles Novotel, and Adagio all within a kilometer of the city centre.

    Jonathan Sheard, SVP Operations Luxury, Upscale and Midscale Brands, Accor UK and Ireland said, “I’m delighted to announce the signing of the second Pullman hotel in the UK, offering the best of Pullman’s signature services. The hotel will take inspiration from Liverpool and the Docks and offer a stylish and vibrant hotel in the heart of this important cultural hub.”

    Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director Accor UK & Ireland, said: “The opening of the Liverpool Pullman highlights our dedication to our upscale offering and to growing this important area of the Accor portfolio. Our pipeline of new opening continues to be strong and as we progress towards our ambitious growth target of 300 hotels in the UK and Ireland.”

    Bob Prattey, Chief Executive of ACC Liverpool, said: “The Pullman hotel will be the ‘headquarters’ hotel for conferences and exhibitions taking place at ACC Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, so securing a leading, world-respected brand was imperative for us to ensure a comfortable stay for delegates and visitors. The hotel will enhance the accommodation available in the city and will be a welcome addition to our iconic waterfront.”

    Daniel Fountain / 10.07.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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