In 2020, the partnership between the two hospitality companies will see the opening of two hotels in France—Mondrian Bordeaux and Mondrian Cannes—along with the first-ever Mondrian location in Asia—Mondrian Seoul Itaewon. The premium brand’s development pipeline also includes soon-to-be-announced properties in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
“I’m extremely proud we’re bringing an iconic hotel brand like Mondrian to one of the fastest-growing economic capitals of Asia and two of Europe’s most captivating destinations,” said Sam Nazarian, sbe founder and CEO. “The expansion reflects our commitment to creating innovative, exclusive and cutting-edge experiences for our customers and solidifying our global footprint in luxury hospitality.”
“We are delighted with the successful globalization of sbe properties and very excited by the upcoming introductions of the iconic Mondrian brand within our key European, Middle East and Asia Pacific markets. Accor teams are aiming to expand further these extremely promising developments to other major gateway cities across the globe in the coming years,” said Gaurav Bhushan, chief development officer, Bhushan.
The Mondrian’s expansion into Asia and Europe follows the brand’s recently completed $19-million renovation of its flagship Los Angeles location—Mondrian Los Angeles—and announced plans for Mexico City, with Mondrian Polanco Hotel & Residences set to debut in 2021 followed by Mondrian Del Valle in 2022.
Properties opening in 2020
Mondrian Bordeaux: This 97-key, three-storey property is located on the Gironne estuary of the Garonne River. It will combine 19th-century architecture and modernist, contemporary design. Scheduled opening: Q4 2020.
Mondrian Cannes: Situated along Cannes’ famous Promenade de la Croisette, this 75-room, 11-storey property was previously the Cannes Grand Hotel. It will feature interiors designed by Monaco-based Christophe Poyet and Emil Humnert; a series of sbe concept dining options (Argentinian concept-driven Leynia restaurant, EllaMia coffee shop, Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails beach club which is set to open in early April 2020); state-of-the-art fitness centre; private beach; several meeting rooms; and a 43,000-square-foot private garden. Forecasted reopening: 2020
Mondrian Seoul Itaewon: Located in the city’s Itaewon neighbourhood, one of Seoul’s hottest nightlife areas, the 297-key hotel refurbishment project is being led by development partner Yojin Construction and will be managed by Accor. The property will feature sbe’s food and beverage brands including signature Mediterranean restaurant Cleo, multiple lobby and rooftop bars, a premium executive lounge, luxury spa facilities and Altitude pool terrace bar. It is being redesigned by award-winning Singapore-based interior design company Asylum. Scheduled opening: Q2 2020.