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AccorHotels: Signature of management agreement for two hotels in Tehran

AccorHotels currently manages 71 hotels (17,300 rooms) in the Middle East, spanning every segment from luxury  to economy, in 10 countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

AccorHotels, announced that it has signed a management agreement with Aria Ziggurat for its two inaugural properties in Tehran. The new hotels – Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA – are  connected to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport and scheduled to open in October 2015. AccorHotels is the  first international hotel group to launch its brands in Iran.

Sebastien Bazin, AccorHotels’ Chairman and CEO, said at a press conference in Tehran: “We are very excited about signing this partnership with Aria Ziggurat in Iran. We are certain that Novotel and ibis will fit perfectly into the growth momentum that Iran’s hospitality sector is enjoying. Our brands are looking at huge growth potential in this country, which is home to almost 80 million people and is expanding its economy.

Our ambition is to develop an important  network in the country thanks to our  global  portfolio  of  brands covering all segments, from luxury to midscale and economy.”

Dr Mehdi Jahangiri, Aria Ziggurat’s Chairman, added: “We believe the expertise of international hospitality groups will upgrade local standards and existing levels of service in our hotels, and ultimately add  value to our business. This importanta greement with AccorHotels for the management of Novotel and ibis IKIA hotels in Tehran is a prosperous beginning that defines our new offer of hotel service along with  an Iranian taste of  hospitality and rich culture to our valued customers, partners and employees.”

Aria Ziggurat Tourism Development Co., as a subsidiary of SEMEGA, is the owning company of Novotel and ibis  IKIA hotels  with 4 and 5 star ratings in Tehran. It is a private companyestablished and registered in 2010  under the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Aria Ziggurat, SEMEGA, Tourism Bank and 37 other sister companies are all members of Tourism Financial Group, a leading holding company in Iran with over 4,100 staff members mainly dedicated to developing the tourism and hospitality industry in the country.

The almost 500-room cluster hotels encompass a midscale hotel Novotel IKIA (296rooms) –and an economy hotel– ibis IKIA (196 rooms). Strategically connected to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport, within a 45-minute drive  from downtown  Tehran, the  two new hotels are ideally positioned to attract domestic and international business travelers and tourists. Guests will enjoy a  choice  of Iranian and international  cuisine,large meeting rooms and  convention venues, and wellness facilities including spas, fitness centers and swimming pools.

AccorHotels currently manages 71 hotels (17,300 rooms) in the Middle East, spanning every segment from luxury  to economy, in 10 countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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