Accor is to open seven new ibis hotels in the UK starting with four ibis Styles properties this year: a 112-room hotel in Crewe, a 117-room hotel in Barnsley, a 102-room hotel in Haydock and a 166-room hotel at Birmingham NEC. Each of these hotels will be operated by Kew Green Hotels and opened under a franchise agreement with Carillion. Early next year will see the opening of a new-build, 47-room ibis Styles on the Greenwich peninsula under a franchise agreement with Conqueror Holdings. Later, in summer 2016 another ibis Styles will open, this time at London Heathrow airport. This hotel will open as part of a franchise agreement and will have 140 rooms. Finally, and with no current opening date, the 196-room ibis London Canning Town will open in the Hallsville Quarter development as part of a mixed-use scheme by Bouygues Development. Accor’s managing director for UK and Ireland, Thomas Dubaere, commented, “These new ibis and ibis Styles hotels signal our ambition to strengthen the ibis brands in the UK. The franchise deal for Crewe, Barnsley, Haydock, Birmingham and Greenwich not only reflects the strength of the ibis Styles brand, but recognises our excellent position as a franchise partner.“
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