French group Accor is number one on the Iranian tourism market

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Dariush Grand Hotel – Kish, Iran

This September 15th might remain as an historical date for French hotel group Accor, that will sign the contracts enabling them to open an Ibis IKIA (Imam Khomeini International Airport) and a Novotel IKIA next to Tehran Airport, on next October 15th, with around 500 rooms. It is a new start for the international group in Iran, since the Nuclear Deal signing of July. The group targets a business customer base, with a growing Iranian economy. Accor is acting fast by being the first one to establish on the market. But also the tourists, a growing market since the past years, are not set aside with lots of leisure spaces, relaxing areas and pools:

“We are certain that Novotel and Ibis will perfectly include itself in the growing market of hotels in Iran. The development potential for our brands is massive within an 80 million inhabitants country with a blooming economy” said Sebastien Bazin, CEO of the group.

We talked about the big boom of tourism one year ago in Iran here, Tourism: The Persian rush and our premonitory title on the opening of the country was actually in accordance with the current events. Good news is that France is on an excellent position, on tourism but also on other economical sectors, on which we will talk about very soon, here.