Top awards for the 1st Half of 2020
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Michelin, Forbes, Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards, Freddie Awards... Accor and its brands have been recognized by a large number of international organizations since the beginning of the year.

Having won a number of awards before the coronavirus pandemic, Accor, its brands, and global network of hotels have continued to stand out and impress guests and visitors, receiving highly coveted accolades from the likes of Michelin and Forbes, and have continued to rise to the top spots on lists such as Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards and Town & Country's Best New Hotels.

The Group was also recognized within the industry, achieving Fortune Magazine’s #16 Best Big Company to Work For, 4th Best LGBTQ+ Workplace in Brazil, and one of the Best Workplaces in Latin America according to Great Place to Work. 

In other good news, the ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program has also been highly praised, receiving top marks at this year's Freddie Awards, which showcases the best in travel loyalty programs, as well as seven other major awards

On the brand front, Sofitel Legend earned the #14 spot on Travel + Leisure’s Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was honored as one of the Best Eco Initiatives in Hospitality by Departures Magazine’s The 2020 Legend Awards as well as one of the Most Trusted Brands in Canada according to the Gustavson Brand Index. 

An Host of Awards Across the Globe

Read on and see the non-exhaustive list of the most notable awards from the first half of 2020. Regional standouts included:

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam -  The Netherlands © Kaan Sensoy

In Europe, Raffles Istanbul achieved the #7 spot on the 100 Top Hotels in the World for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020 and the #1 spot on the Top European City Hotels list. In food and beverage news, SO/Berlin Das Stue achieved one MICHELIN star for Cinco. Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam also achieved a Wine Spectator award for Bridges Restaurant.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort - Meradhoo Island © Jorg Sundermann

Looking toward Asia-Pacific, Raffles Singapore dominated several top lists including Travel + Leisure’s IT LIST, Travel + Leisure’s World Best Awards, and Conde Nast Traveler's Best New Hotels in the World Hot List. Town & Country named Raffles Maldives Meradhoo as one the Best New Hotels in the World. Making its mark in Japan, the Pullman Tokyo Tamachi was named The Best Luxury City Hotel in the Luxury Lifestyle Awards. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s Champagne Bar was also recognized in the Best Hotel Bars category in Departures Magazine’s The 2020 Legend Awards.

Mövenpick Aswan - Assouan - Egypt © Mövenpick H&R Management AG

Across Africa and the Middle East, Fairmont Riyadh, Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, and Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech all achieved 4-star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide. Raffles Dubai achieved TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travelers' Choice Awards and in doing so was also ranked as one of the world's top 10 hotels. Mövenpick Resort Aswan achieved’s Traveller Review Award 2020 and Loved by Guests Award 2020.

Sofitel Mexico City Reforma - Mexico © Christopher Amat

In North and Central America, dozens of properties received top marks from Forbes Travel Guide including San Diego’s luxury complex, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, with a 5-star rating for the hotel, Addison Restaurant, and The Spa at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The recently opened Sofitel Mexico City Reforma joined Travel + Leisure’s IT List 2020, as well as Departures Magazine’s The 2020 Legend Awards list in the categories of Most Stunning Hotel Pools and Best Hotel Bars. Quebec’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Fairmont Tremblant also joined The Legends Awards as Best Hotel Views and Best Ski Hotels & Resorts respectively.

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana - Brazil © Romulo Fialdini

Finally, in South America, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena was awarded #5 on the Top 10 City Hotels in Central & South America on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020 and achieved a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Rating along with Santa Teresa RJ MGallery, and Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia. Spirit Copa Bar at the new Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana was included on the list of Best International Hotel Bars and Best New International Cocktail Bars.                                                                            


Raffles Istanbul, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. Sofitel London St James, SO/ Berlin Das Stue, Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Raffles Europejski Warsaw, Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna – MGallery, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Raffles Singapore, Fairmont Singapore,Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Fairmont Makati, Fairmont Singapore, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Hotel de la Coupole- MGallery, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, Pullman Tokyo Tamachi, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s, Fairmont Riyadh, Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, Raffles Dubai, Movenpick Hotel Doha, Movenpick Resort Aswan, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Austin, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Mayakoba, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Fairmont Tremblant, Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Orchid, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery, Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia, Fairmont Rio Janeiro Copacabana.


Prestigious awards that give to the Group the strength to continue this momentum in the 2nd half of 2020.

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