2008

2008 - Highlights of the year

January

  • Accor Services acquires 62% of Motivano UK.

February

  • The Sofitel Paris Bercy joins the Pullman network to become one of the brand's flagships in Europe.
  • Total Sale of Brazilian Food Services Business.

April

  • Accor commits to the "Plant for the Planet" program reaffirming its active support for sustainable development.

May

  • Accor sells Sofitel The Grand (Amsterdam) under € 92 Million sale and management-Back Agreement.

June

  • ibis hotels receive leading environmental certification in 4 new European countries.
  • The Portuguese railway network renews its trust to the Portuguese subsidiary of CWL.

July

  • Accor brand Mercure is refocusing and enlarging its offering, based on the "Pure Pleasures" concept, is undertaking communication actions and is launching an ambitious development of its network.

September

  • MGallery: a new collection of upscale hotels with a marked personality.
  • Accor confirms its commitment to Poland by raising its stake in the Orbis group to 50%.
  • Accor launches A|Club worldwide hotel loyalty program.

October

  • Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 opens its doors in China, one of the most prestigious hotels on the peninsula.
  • all seasons has received 2 awards for brand design.
  • Accor signs the Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work.

November

  • The 800th ibis hotel opens in Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China.
  • Accor reinforces its brands and developments in Saudi Arabia and Middle East.
  • Double recognition for Pullman at Hospitality Awards.
  • Accor gears up for World AIDS Day 2008 on December 1.

December

  • Accor Services signed a new agreement with Iberia.
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