French hotel company Accor will open four hotels in London in October - a 297-room Ibis and a 182-room Novotel, both in Blackfriars, a 128-room Ibis in Shepherd’s Bush and a 145-room Mercure in Greenwich.
The two hotels in Blackfriars and the property in Shepherd’s Bush are new builds, while the Greenwich hotel is a conversion of Maurice Drummond House, which in 1946 won the Royal Institute of British Architect’s London Architectural Medal.
Thomas Dubaere, Accor UK & Ireland’s managing director, said: “As the market leader in Europe and a key business player in the hospitality industry, Accor has treated this important year as a strategic opportunity to boost our presence in the UK’s capital by investing in upcoming areas such as Shepherd’s Bush, Blackfriars, Whitechapel and King’s Cross and improving the training and development of young people in the hospitality industry, to ensure a long term legacy for 2012 and beyond. Opening four new hotels in the capital in one month is testament to our commitment to growth in London and in the UK.”
Pictured: Thomas Dubaere