Globally, the Group’s brands, hotels and other business entities scored top marks and recognition from some of the world’s leading publications and associations, including top names like Conde Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure and Forbes.
On a Group level, Accor and ALL amassed over 75 awards and special designations. Most notably, Accor was awarded Best Pandemic Response by the Skift Idea Awards and Best Accommodation Concept by the Hospitality Awards.
Of note, Accor’s luxury brands accounted for 51% of all honours received in 2021. Highlights include Raffles Istanbul being named the #3 Best Hotel in the World by Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, with 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City and Fairmont Austin nabbing the 15th and 23rd spots, respectively. Accor properties also received six five-star ratings on Forbes Travel Guide including Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and Banyan Tree Macau.
A selection of Accor properties were named on Hotel.com’s Loved by Guest Awards, such as Novotel Lima San Isidro, ibis Cali Granada, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra and INK Hotel Amsterdam – MGallery. A total of eleven properties were recognized overall.
Other notable achievements in the food and beverage and wellness spaces include a second Michelin Star for JAAN by Kirk Westaway at the Swissôtel The Stamford, and SO/ Hua Hin being named the Best Unique Spa Experience in Asia by the World Luxury Spa Awards. As for sustainability, the Fairmont Kea Lani was titled a Sustainability Property of Distinction by UNESCO, and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac took home the Most Exemplary Eco-Initiative of 2021 by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.