Le Grand Amman Managed by AccorHotels Opens its Doors in Jordan

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday January 25, 2018 16:09
Bangkok--25 Jan--AccorHotels
Luxury property set to transition to Sofitel following an extensive refurbishment program

AccorHotels, the world's leading travel & lifestyle group, today announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – Managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.

Le Grand Amman is situated in close proximity to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project, a ground-breaking development that is set to become Amman's premiere leisure, tourism and business hub. Catering towards a growing number of business travellers, the hotel is located at the center of the Shmeisani commercial hub close to key ministries like the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Interior.

A welcome addition to Jordan's rapidly evolving tourism and travel industry, the luxury property is set to become Sofitel Amman following the first phase of refurbishment towards the end of 2019. Upon completion, this will mark the debut of Sofitel Hotels & Resorts in Jordan.

Sami Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, AccorHotels Middle East commented: "This opening signifies the strategic expansion of our luxury portfolio in Jordan. While this property will be operated as Le Grand Amman - Managed by AccorHotels, we are delighted to announce that it will transition into Sofitel, making way for the entry of one of our most prolific luxury brands in Jordan." He further added, "Through this development with our trusted partner, we aim to bring the French art de vivre to a vibrant and growing market."

"Jordan continues to attract an increasing number of visitors due to its culturally-significant destinations and dynamic economy. Through projects such as Abdali Downtown, Jordan is set to witness incredible growth in the number of leisure and business travellers. This landmark property not only strengthens the reach of our luxury portfolio across the Middle East, but also cements AccorHotels' commitment to the region as one of the leading hotel operators," concluded Nasser.

Mr. Sami Elmabrouk Chairman of Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments, said: "AccorHotels' unparalleled network of hotels across the Middle East and strong distribution platform makes them the ideal partner as we look to expand our hospitality offering within Jordan. We are confident that Le Grand Amman – Managed by AccorHotels, which will later be reintroduced as Sofitel Amman, will be a truly remarkable and unique property within a growing market."

The hotel features two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining restaurant, a trendy lobby lounge & bar along with a pool bar. Guests can relax and unwind at the spa or focus on wellness through the health club, indoor and outdoor pools. Business travellers also have access to eight meeting rooms in addition to the largest ballroom in Amman for large-scale events and family occasions.

AccorHotels operates three hotels in Jordan, including the recently opened Fairmont Amman and the ibis Amman. In the Middle East, AccorHotels currently operates over 100 hotels, encompassing close to 34,000 rooms, in addition to almost 90 hotels under development across the luxury to economy segments within the next five years. The network is expected to double in size, bringing over 26,000 additional rooms to the region.

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS MIDDLE EAST

AccorHotels Middle East is one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the Middle East. Currently, the Group's regional portfolio includes over 100 operational hotels representing close to 34,000 rooms in ten countries. AccorHotels' portfolio spans a wide range of world-class brands ranging from luxury and upscale Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Swissotel and Majlis Grand Mercure, to midscale Novotel, Mercure, Adagio and economy ibis and ibis styles. With over 25 years of regional experience, AccorHotels Middle East was the first to establish a training academy. Dubbed as Tamheed – AccorHotels Academie Middle East, the training facility is dedicated to educating and preparing associates at all levels and ensuring optimal career development.

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissotel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States.

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