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Accor first mover in Iran

Profile Photo By: Steve Shellum
September 16, 2015

Accor first mover in Iran

Accor Hotels will become the first international hotel group to operate in Iran as the Islamic Republic opens up to the West following the deal on its nuclear programme.
Aerial view of Tehra

Sebastien Bazin

AccorHotels will open an Ibis hotel and a Novotel branch near Tehran?s international airport.

The move comes just two months after the historic nuclear accord which the West says is aimed at preventing Iran from building a nuclear bomb.

The hotel contracts were signed by AccorHotels? chief executive Sebastien Bazin with representatives of Iranian company Aria Ziggurat, which owns the buildings.

The hotels are scheduled to open on October 15, with a total of nearly 500 rooms.

?There is an enormous potential for development of our brands in this country of nearly 80 million inhabitants whose economy is growing fast,? said Bazin.

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