Pullman brand entering Azerbaijan’s hotel market
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 5
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Baku hosted the ceremony of signing an agreement between the Gilan Holding company and the world's leading hotel operator AccorHotels Oct. 5.
One of the hotels of Pullman international upscale brand owned by AccorHotels will start operating in Baku, according to the agreement.
The agreement was signed by Director of Gilan Hospitality Group Elgun Mammadov and Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Russia, Georgia & CIS Alexis Delaroff.
AccorHotels is very pleased that it will finally enter the Azerbaijani market, the most developed one in the South Caucasus, which has great potential, Delaroff said.
He said the company started talks with the Gilan Holding a few months ago, and is happy to cooperate with this large Azerbaijani holding. Delaroff noted that it is very interesting to work in Baku for AccorHotels, as the city center with its architecture and buildings’ coating is very similar to Paris.
Badamdar Hotel Baku, which previously operated under the Kempinski brand, will operate under the Pullman brand starting from 2017.
The Kempinski company and owners of the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar came to a mutual agreement on the termination of the management contract starting from July 31, 2016.
Kempinski Hotel Badamdar opened September 1, 2011, having become the first resort hotel of the Kempinski international network in Baku at that time.
AccorHotels, which owns the Pullman brand, operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Swissotel and others.
Currently, as many as 117 hotels and resorts in 31 countries operate under the Pullman brand.
As the international upscale brand of AccorHotels, Pullman has 100 four- and five-star hotels across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.