Accor opens 400th Etap in France

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    Etap Hotel, owned by Accor, has opened its 400th hotel in Europe, in Verdun, France.Since 2004, a total of 100 new hotels have been opened and the network now comprises of 34,000 rooms in 10 countries including Austria, Belgium, Germany and Poland.

    In France there are 289 hotels, with the goal to expand the chain to more than 500 hotels and 45,000 rooms in approximately 20 countries by 2011.

    The Etap Hotel Verdun features a de-compartmentalised living area, a flat-screen TV equipped with media dock, a bigger luggage storage area and a full length mirror in the rooms.

    Public areas within the hotel have also been redesigned with a reception area and a breakfast room that are brighter than before.

    The hotel was designed in cooperation with Priestman Goode, an agency that specialises in affordable and ergonomic design solutions.

    The hotel is located a short distance away from the Centre Mondial de la Paix and features 70 rooms.

    Daniel Fountain / 12.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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