Accor Hotels recently announced its management of Joy-Nostalg Hotel and Suites in Ortigas Center.
Adam Lakers, Sofitel general manager, who is also Accor’s area manager in the country says, “We’re capitalizing on the growth and expansion in the Philippines along with many other companies. We’re on track to becoming a very large force in the Philippines. At the moment, we have Sofitel, Fairmont and Raffles, Novotel in Araneta Center, Mercure in Ortigas and now Joy-Nostalg also in Ortigas.”
He adds that Accor is planning on opening two or three more properties next year, and two or three more the following year. “So that will take us from being one hotel to being double digits,” he says.
Appointed recently as general manager for Joy-Nostalg Ortigas is Shane Edwards. He serves more than ten years with Accor. He has worked in Australia, the US and most recently in Vietnam before coming t the Philippines.
“We are excited about the partnership with Accor. There are discussions every day on how we can lift the product even more,” states Edwards.
One of his plans is making the hotel more visible online. He is enthusiastic about the unique features of the hotel, its in-room kitchen facilities, and that it caters to long-staying guests.
“We are excited to make it a standout property in the location,” he says.