Orbis Hotel Group to open the first Novotel opens in Sarajevo
Orbis Hotel Group is further developing its network of hotels in the Balkan region with the signature of a franchise agreement for a Novotel hotel in Sarajevo with its local partner and investor, Al Shiddi Group.
“With the opening of Novotel Sarajevo, Orbis Hotel Group, strategic partner of Accor Hotels in Eastern Europe, enters the midscale hotel market in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a very promising market with great potential for hotels under international brands,” commented Gilles Clavie, President and CEO of Orbis Hotel Group. “Our intention is very clear: we want to develop our network of hotels in the Balkan region and in Eastern Europe, further strengthening our leading position.”
Novotel Sarajevo, ideally located in the neighbourhood of the Old Town will offer 186 rooms, 7 meeting rooms, a restaurant, a fitness and wellness centre with indoor pool.
“We are pleased to enter into partnership with Accor Hotels/Orbis Group and we selected the Novotel brand due to its worldwide awareness and service recognition. Al Shiddi Group is continuing the development of high quality real estate projects in Bosnia and the region which include the mixed-use Sarajevo City Center, a landmark for the region, and serviced Poljine Hills residential community,” said Mr. Sulaiman Al-Shiddi for Al Shiddi Group.
Besides the Novotel project, Al Shiddi Group entered into a franchise agreement in April this year with Swissôtel, part of Accor Hotels, for the development of a new 218-room urban resort scheduled to open in early 2018.