Action opens 2nd ibis hotel in Kuwait
Kuwait, October 18, 2010
Action Hotels, a private, Middle East-based hotel development company, has opened hospitality group Accor’s second ibis hotel in Kuwait.
The newly-opened 160-room ibis Sharq and the ibis Salmiya, which opened last year, are part of the Action Hotels’ region-wide mid-scale hospitality portfolio.
Alain Debare, general manager of Action Hotels, said that the group’s Middle East expansion programme looks to add more than 2,000 mid-scale rooms over the next two years.
Six of the new properties will carry the ibis flag bringing the total of ibis properties in the Action cluster to nine, he added.
“Kuwait represents an important step in our commitment to the burgeoning economy tier,” Debare said. “We are confident that ibis Sharq will do well, following the success of the ibis Salmiya.”
He confirmed that Action Hotels will have 14 hotels with more than 2,600 rooms in operation by 2012.
Christophe Landais, managing director, Accor Middle East, said: “The opening our second hotel in Kuwait represents the acceptance and trust of our guests in Accor’s products and services, as well as the credibility and confidence of our partners. Together we are responding to the demand for economy hotels of international quality.”
He said that the ibis Sharq will deliver quality hotel services, well-equipped rooms and state-of-the-art facilities at attractive price points to frequent business and leisure travellers. – TradeArabia News Service