Accor to open 30th UK ibis Styles hotel in Bournemouth this summer

Accor, the world leading hospitality group, has today announced the signing of a new franchise hotel in partnership with NQ2. The76-bed ibis Styles Bournemouth is set to open in June and will become the brand’s 30th hotel in the UK.

The hotel, which dates back to 1936, has been completely redesigned ahead of its opening this summer. The hotel will offer guests and the local community a place to meet, stay, relax and unwind.

The refurbished hotel will feature a ground floor bar, lounge and large restaurant. The hotel will also feature a kids’ zone and an ice-cream station.

Philip Lassman, VP Development, Accor Northern Europe, said, “We are proud to announce our second Bournemouth location and our second hotel with NQ2. We have enormous confidence in the coastal location of this hotel. Growing up in Bournemouth myself, I know only too well that the town has been one of the UK’s leading seaside resorts for many generations.

'Bournemouth has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, particularly in the last 12 months as the UK has embraced staycations. The UK’s coastline continues to attract demand domestically and internationally and the opening of this hotel reflects our positivity toward UK development.

'We believe this new hotel is an excellent addition to the ibis Styles portfolio and very much look forward to further serving the Bournemouth community and visitors to the stunning area.”

Toby Barnes-Taylor MBE from NQ2, said, “Bournemouth is thriving, and we are proud to continue our investment and commitment to the town’s hotel and tourism industry. The new ibis Styles hotel and the existing Mercure Bournemouth Queen’s Hotel & Spa are symptomatic of the confidence we and Accor have in the current and longstanding appeal of the coastal town.

'The last year has reminded us of the treasures on our doorstep and Bournemouth is a national treasure to enjoy this summer and for generations to come. We are eager to present this project to the community and feel that the innovative and vibrant design will connect well with the personality of the area.”

The hotel is just a short stroll from Bournemouth’s famous beaches and the sights of the town such as Bournemouth Pier. The location also boasts impressive transport connections; a 3-minute drive from Bournemouth rail station, 20-minute drive from Bournemouth Airport and 5-minute drive to the center of Bournemouth town.