The French group that bought the Raffles Hotel brand last month has now signed a deal to manage two upcoming hotels under the Sofitel brand in Singapore and Malaysia.
AccorHotels will manage Sofitel Singapore City Centre and Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, said developer GuocoLand, which is building the facilities as part of much larger projects.
GuocoLand, which owns the two hotels, said yesterday that the 222-room outlet here will be part of the upcoming multibillion-dollar Tanjong Pagar Centre being constructed between Chinatown and the Central Business District.
The mixed-use development will feature Singapore's tallest building at 290m, a residential and office tower, retail and event spaces and the Sofitel hotel.
In Malaysia, the 312-room Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is an integral part of a new 3.4ha integrated development in the upmarket Damansara Heights enclave called Damansara City.
The project will feature two Grade A office towers, two luxury high-rise residences, and a lifestyle mall in addition to the hotel.
GuocoLand Group chief executive Raymond Choong said yesterday: "GuocoLand is pleased to appoint AccorHotels as the hotel manager for both properties as we see strong synergies with the Sofitel luxury brand and services that will cater to the differing needs and demands of our office tenants, residents, visitors and guests.
"The hotels' business and dining facilities will be easily accessible to office tenants and residents within both developments, providing them with quality working and living experiences in a cosmopolitan setting."
Correction note: In an earlier version of this story, the photo was incorrectly described as an artist's impression of Tanjong Pagar Centre. It is actually an artist's impression of Damansara City, Kuala Lumpur. We are sorry for the error.