Accor has been recognised as the Best International Hotel Chain at the Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2022, held in Singapore.
The Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 honours the best travel operators and suppliers in Asia-Pacific who advanced the future of tourism with ground-breaking developments and displayed dedication to service, innovation and excellence in their respective businesses in the past year. Winners were selected from votes cast by industry professionals based on overall excellence, professionalism, innovation and other criteria according to their area of expertise.
“We are truly proud to have been recognised by the industry for our efforts in advancing the hotel sector in Southeast Asia”, said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer for Accor Southeast Asia, Japan & South Korea. “As the largest hotel operator in Southeast Asia, Accor recognises the role that we play in ensuring a sustainable future for our industry. We have been working hard to meet elevated social and environmental commitments, and we are proud to be recognised for our work in this space. Thank you to Northstar Travel Group for organising this key event”.
Accor was the first major hotel group to establish an Environment department in 1994. Since then, the hospitality company has affirmed its leadership position through ambitious goals focussed on reducing energy consumption, protecting the environment, supporting local communities and ensuring a more sustainable future. An endowment fund, Accor Solidarity, was setup in 2018 and has supported over 450 community projects to date across 50 countries. In 2021, Accor committed to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, and reducing absolute emissions by -46% by 2030. The group is currently eliminating all single-use plastics from its guest experience areas and working on initiatives to reduce food waste.
Accor is the largest and most geographically diverse hotel group in Southeast Asia. The group currently operates over 370 hotels under 18 hotel brands across the region, with an additional 120 hotels set to join the network within the next five years.