Mexico City -- Accor opened its 10th hotel in Mexico – the ibis Hermosillo. This achievement extends the network to a total of more than 1,400 rooms in the country, including two Novotel brand hotels (Mexico City and Monterrey) and eight units under the economy hotel brand ibis in Mexico City, Monterrey (2), Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Merida, Chihuahua, and most recently, Hermosillo.
Accor started its operations in Mexico in 2002. The Group in Mexico has been largely recognized by the development of ibis brand hotels that offer the best value for money in all locations, consistent with the growing demand in the country for low-cost hotels with services of international quality required by the frequent travelers, including 24/7 food service in all its units.
"In Mexico, as in other countries, we have identified a particular growth potential for economy class hotels in major cities with a high number of business travelers," said Michael Flaxman, COO of Accor for the Americas.
"Opening our 10th hotel in Mexico represents the acceptance and trust of our guests in Accor products and services, as well as the credibility and confidence of our partners in the country," said Jean-Philippe Claret, General Director of the company in Mexico.
In the past year, Accor has opened four hotels in Mexico as part of its long-term development plan and has currently three additional hotels under construction: ibis Ciudad Juarez Consulado (opening late 2010), ibis Cancun Centro (opening January 2011), and ibis San Luis Potosi (opening mid 2011) as well as one more unit under development in Mexico-Tlalnepantla.