Accor and SBE have detailed plans to scale SBE's Mondrian hotel brand, with the boutique flag's first Asian and European locations set to debut by the end of this year.

Upcoming openings include the 297-room Mondrian Seoul Itaewon in South Korea, which will showcase several SBE food and beverage concepts, including Mediterranean restaurant Cleo and pool terrace bar Altitude. The Seoul hotel is scheduled to open its doors sometime in the second quarter of 2020.

Later in the year, the brand will unveil properties in both Cannes and Bordeaux, France. The 75-room Mondrian Cannes will open in the former Cannes Grand Hotel, featuring culinary offerings like Argentinian restaurant Leynia, coffee shop EllaMia and the Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails beach club, while Mondrian Bordeaux, located on the banks of the Garonne River, will span 97 rooms.

The announcements come as Accor and SBE target the opening of 10 new Mondrian hotels by the end of 2021, with projects in markets like Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam currently in the pipeline.

Additionally, the Mondrian Polanco Hotel & Residences, a new development in Mexico City, is on track to open next year.

The existing Mondrian portfolio comprises four properties in Los Angeles, Miami Beach, New York and Doha, Qatar.

The ambitious expansion plans follow Accor's acquisition of a 50% stake in SBE in 2018. At the time of the deal, SBE touted that the joint venture would grant the lifestyle hospitality player access to Accor's global network of developers.

In addition to Mondrian, SBE's hospitality stable includes the SLS Hotel & Residences, Delano, The Redbury, Hyde Hotel & Residences and The House of Originals brands.


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