ACCORHOTELS, the world’s leading travel & lifestyle group, announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.
Le Grand Amman is situated in close proximity to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project, a ground-breaking development that is set to become Amman’s premiere leisure, tourism and business hub. Catering towards a growing number of business travelers, the hotel is located at the center of the Shmeisani commercial hub close to key ministries like the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Interior.
A welcome addition to Jordan’s rapidly evolving tourism and travel industry, the luxury property is set to become Sofitel Amman following the first phase of refurbishment towards the end of 2019. Upon completion, this will mark the debut of Sofitel Hotels & Resorts in Jordan.
Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, luxury brands, AccorHotels Middle East commented: “This opening signifies the strategic expansion of our luxury portfolio in Jordan. While this property will be operated as Le Grand Amman — managed by AccorHotels, we are delighted to announce that it will transition into Sofitel, making way for the entry of one of our most prolific luxury brands in Jordan.” He added, “Through this development with our trusted partner, we aim to bring the French art de vivre to a vibrant and growing market.”
“Jordan continues to attract an increasing number of visitors due to its culturally-significant destinations and dynamic economy. Through projects such as Abdali Downtown, Jordan is set to witness incredible growth in the number of leisure and business travellers. This landmark property not only strengthens the reach of our luxury portfolio across the Middle East, but also cements AccorHotels’ commitment to the region as one of the leading hotel operators,” said Nasser.
Sami Elmabrouk, chairman of Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments, said: “AccorHotels’ unparalleled network of hotels across the Middle East and strong distribution platform makes them the ideal partner as we look to expand our hospitality offering within Jordan. We are confident that Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels, which will later be reintroduced as Sofitel Amman, will be a truly remarkable and unique property within a growing market.”
The hotel features two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining restaurant, a trendy lobby lounge & bar along with a pool bar. Guests can relax and unwind at the spa or focus on wellness through the health club, indoor and outdoor pools. Business travelers also have access to eight meeting rooms in addition to the largest ballroom in Amman for large-scale events and family occasions.
AccorHotels operates three hotels in Jordan, including the recently opened Fairmont Amman and the ibis Amman. In the Middle East, AccorHotels currently operates over 100 hotels, encompassing close to 34,000 rooms, in addition to almost 90 hotels under development across the luxury to economy segments within the next five years. The network is expected to double in size, bringing over 26,000 additional rooms to the region.