The issue of further presence in Russia, the French hotel group Accor does not raise and is not going to close its hotels in Russia, despite economic obstacles and pressure . The corresponding statement was made by the management of the hotel operator.
Sebastian Bazin, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the company, noted the following: “Our only concern is our employees. Without them, we would not be able to continue our work. All of them are important to us… 3.8 thousand people work with us in Russia.”
According to him, the occupancy rate of tourist accommodation facilities in Russia is 38%. “We have 55 hotels on the Russian market. Despite the pressure and economic sanctions, we do not intend to leave Russia,” he added.
Amid the unstable geopolitical situation, the company also announced that it would not close its hotels in Ukraine. According to Bazin, all three Ukrainian hotels are now working.
Reference: Accor is the largest international hotel operator originally from France. The group includes hotels of well-known brands: Ibis, Mercure, Novotel, Movenpick, Fairmont, etc. The hotel group unites under its wing more than 5,000 hotels and 10,000 restaurants, cafes and bars in 110 countries around the world. In Russia, the company has hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana, Yaroslavl and Nizhny Novgorod. Kyiv, Lvov and Odessa.
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