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To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary, Grand Mercure Shenzhen Oriental Ginza Opens the Doors to Everyday Heroes

Grand Mercure Shenzhen Oriental Ginza

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, AccorHotels opens the doors of its hotels to everyday heroes in Greater China

Contributors to community life will be honored: Welcome Heroes

On 19 November 2017, AccorHotels were honoring everyday heroes – men and women, such as social workers, volunteers, firefighters, nurses and teachers – who work each day to serve their communities, by inviting them in more than 2,000 establishments around the world, including over 500 hotels in Asia Pacific including over 100 hotels in Greater China.

This global event is an opportunity for the Group and its more than 250,000 employees to thank the people who are committed to serving their communities by sharing a moment with them around a breakfast, a barbecue, a concert, or even by inviting them to stay the night as our guests. This will also be an opportunity for hotel staff to showcase their establishments, which are deeply rooted in the life of their neighbourhood, and to encourage local residents to go through their doors more often, without actually having to book a room.

Honouring over 3,000 Unsung Heroes                          

across AccorHotels’ Properties in Greater China

From November 19 to 23, 2017, hotels and resorts in Greater China will host a series of events for over 3,000 unsung heroes from all walks of life who have contributed largely to local communities and grassroots in celebration of AccorHotels’ 50th Anniversary. Sixty heroic stories will be shared across various hotels during the week and these sixty heroes will be hosted for a hotel stay together with their family members in recognition of their contribution to society.

To kick off the celebrations, Raffles Hainan will be organizing a cake making session and a special themed dinner for doctors who provide care for children and adults with special needs from Lingshui Rehabilitation Centre.  

On 19 November 2017, we were glad to welcome 10 heroes come to have lunch with us in the hotel. Theses 10 elders are living in our neighborhood for more than 30 years, they came to Shenzhen because of The great disarmament on 1986. They were young soldiers at that time, so it was a little frustrated to be out of army. They still took the responsibility to develop Shenzhen to the first special economic zone since our neighborhood was just a suburban with narrow packway, few of small bamboos everywhere and no electricity. Nowadays, Futian district is the CBD as well as the transportation hub of Shenzhen, we are thankful to their contribution and also proud to be one of the eldest five-star hotel growing up in this neighborhood. Some of their children even held their weddings in our hotel during these years. We had lunch together to share the idea about what AccorHotels want to do in the early future on this special day, show our grateful to them especially for all the changes they brought for our neighborhood.  




AccorHotels 50th Anniversary key figures (Global)

90,000 guests – 6,650 free nights – 1,000 brunches – 450 cocktails events –240 concerts/parties


  • 2017
    • 50th anniversary of the Group and launch of AccorLocal in France
    • AccorHotels diversifies its activities through strategic partnerships: Rixos Hotels & Resorts, VeryChic, Nextdoor, Gekko, and The Orient Express
  • 2016
    • The acquisitions of John Paul and onefinestay positions AccorHotels as the global leader in concierge and luxury private rental property services
    • Acquisition of Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel
    • Banyan Tree and AccorHotels announce strategic partnership
    • The new JO&JOE brand shakes up hospitality
  • 2015: AccorHotels celebrates its 500,000th room
  • 2015: AccorHotels Greater China celebrates its 30th anniversary
  • 2014: 200 hotels milestone in Brazil
  • 2012: 500 hotels milestone in the Asia Pacific region
  • 2011: Accor launches the ibis family: ibis, ibis Styles, and ibis budget
  • 2000: Launch of the hotel booking platform:
  • 1985: Launch of the Formule 1 budget hotel chain
  • 1984:1st Novotel in Greater China
  • 1983: Creation of Accor, with a total 440 hotels
  • 1974: 1st ibis opens in Bordeaux, France
  • 1973: Novotel opens its first location in the Middle East
  • 1967: First Novotel hotel in Lille Lesquin, France


Accor Hotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, Fairmont, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, Rixos, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel and 25hours Hotels; the popular midscale and boutique brands Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the acquisition of John Paul, the world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and a rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels. 

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (ISIN: FR0000120404) and traded in the United States on the OTC market (Ticker: ACRFY).

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