Brands: Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Etap and Formula 1.
Number of properties: Accor Hospitality is one of the largest hotel groups in the world – with more than 4,000 properties in 90 countries. Of these, there are 137 hotels in the UK.
Locations: Ibis is in 51 locations in the UK, Novotel in 31 locations, Mercure in 30, Etap in 17, Sofitel in three and Formula 1 is in five locations.
Star-rating range: Sofitel five-star, Novotel are four-star contemporary hotels, Mercure are three- to four-star individual hotels, Ibis are budget hotels and Etap are low cost hotels.
MICE facilities: There are around 80 major MICE properties in key UK locations within the Sofitel, Novotel and Mercure brands.
Latest UK developments: In the UK, the Novotel Liverpool Centre will open in October, while the Mercure Southgate Hotel in Exeter, the Novotel London Tower Bridge and the Novotel Birmingham Centre have recently undergone refurbishment.
They say: Accor offers an unparalleled range of destinations and brands to suit all business needs. Sofitel – event perfection with a distinctly French flavour offering world-class facilities in unrivalled surroundings. Novotel – mid-market contemporary hotels ideal for business travel. Mercure – individual in style, consistent in quality, offering exceptional hospitality. Ibis – successful and affordable service, Ibis is Europe’s leading budget hotel brand.