Cluster of upscale and midscale hotel developments in partnership with Wanda Group

Shanghai, China, September 26, 2016 / - AccorHotels and Wanda Group have jointly announced the opening of three new hotels under Pullman, Novotel and Mercure branding in Hefei, Anhui Province. This latest project is a key development under the Hefei Wanda Cultural Tourism City. This is the province’s largest hospitality investment with a total construction land area covering over 900,000sqm.

Pullman, Novotel and Mercure Hefei Wanda form part of the project’s hotel cluster, featuring 1,570 guest rooms, 4 restaurants, 3 bars and 2,940 square metres of banquet and meeting space, including an 800-square-metre ballroom in addition to the wellness facilities. Together, the three properties offer the largest guest room inventory in the Greater China portfolio for AcccorHotels.

“This is our major project with Wanda Group to date in Greater China. The opening of these three hotels brings our network to 187 operating hotels and resorts in the region,” said Michel Molliet, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Greater China. “The project marks another milestone in our commitment in developing China’s dynamic tertiary cities. We feel upbeat and excited with this development as the tranquil landscaped surrounds and private lakeside area provide the ideal space for business and leisure travel.”

Pullman Hefei Wanda features 404 guestrooms and suites, with the brand’s signature bedding, linen and amenities. Food and beverage options include Lakeside Restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant offering local specialities and Hui Chinese restaurant offering authentic local cuisine. The hotel also has a lively Lobby Bar and a Deli. State-of-the-art meetings and events space of over 2,200 square metres including the Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 800 guests. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, Fit Lounge, a private beach, billiard room, table tennis room, plus jogging track, cycling trail and an outdoor children’s playground.

The 589 guestrooms at Novotel Hefei Wanda features a private balcony with stylish designs that reflect a local charm. The hotel’s three meeting rooms offer natural daylight and are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology. Dining options include Food Exchange Restaurant, a signature all-day dining restaurant, a Gourmet Bar and the Deli offering light snacks and a variety of sandwiches.

Featuring 577 guest rooms and suites with a private balcony, Mercure Hefei Wanda offers guests warm experience with its locally inspired room designs and architectural surrounds. Dining options include one restaurant and a bar that offer an extensive range of international cuisine. Fitness enthusiast can look forward to a complete work out at its indoor gym. For meetings, events and team building activities, the hotel features four meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 140 guests.

Hefei is a prefecture level city, the provincial capital of Anhui. It is less than an hour from Nanjing and two hours from Shanghai by high-speed train, and one hour from Shanghai by plane.

The triple AccorHotels’ opening form part of Hefei Wanda Cultural Tourism City, a multi-faceted investment project in the heart of Wanda Hefei International Resort Complex at the centre of Binhu District which is a 10 minute drive from the city’s downtown area. The resort complex offers a world-class holiday and tourism destination for travel, shopping, and recreation which includes a cultural theme park, a high-tech film park, an indoor aquatic park with constant year-round temperature, a shopping Mall and various food and beverage outlets.

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