[photopress:hotels_Pullman_Bangkok.jpg,full,alignright]Having just imbibed a coffee and scoffed a chocolate slice in the Accor hotel it is possible to attest that the food is quite the article. This is in Bangkok as France-based hotelier Accor multiplies its Pullman brand throughout the Asia-Pacific, Thailand’s Pullman Bangkok King Power is the model for the region.
As the writer paid for the coffee and tabnab what is written here is without fear or favor or bribe from hotel PR.
Accor has big Asia-Pacific expansion plans for its newest high-end hotel brand, and Pullman Bangkok King Power, the French hotel giant’s first Pullman hotel in Asia, opened its doors in October 2007. The favorable response from clients so far has ensured it will be the benchmark for an array of Asia-based Pullman hotels on the horizon, Accor says. This despite the fact that, in the opinion of the writer, it is a little out of the main stream but very close to the AUA where I do my Thai lessons. With little success.
By the end of 2008, the Pullman network will consist of 56 hotels and more than 13,000 rooms in 23 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South America. Five new Pullman hotels will be launched in China by 2010.
Accor Asia-Pacific Chairman and COO Michael Issenberg, said, ‘In the Asia-Pacific region, the Pullman brand will expand rapidly in the next 12 months, particularly in China. Further extensive development is planned throughout the region over the coming years.’
Pullman Bangkok King Power’s experience in Asia will be a development model. The daft name come from the fact that King Power is a major company which plainly is the owner while Accor does the management. Judging by King Power’s performance at the new airport where all sorts of jiggery-pokery have been alleged this is no bad thing.
If the Pullman’s in China are up to this standard (and they will be) then they will be a great success.
The Pullman name derives from the opulent Pullman railway carriages that changed the face of overnight railway travel in America — and later in the UK and Europe from the 1860s. Pullman, specifically designed for business travelers, is the upscale portfolio brand of Accor.
Source: MB Publishing