Accor, one of the world’s leading hotel management companies, is expanding its portfolio of renowned brands in Hungary, further strengthening its presence in the country’s eastern region. The group will open an ibis Styles hotel at Debrecen Airport, which will welcome its first guests in 2025.
Accor will strengthen its leading position in the hotel industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to an agreement with Xanga Group, one of the largest investment and development groups in Eastern Hungary, Accor will open an ibis Styles hotel in the second largest city in Hungary. The new ibis Styles will be the first hotel to be built in the immediate vicinity of Debrecen International Airport, the second busiest airport in the country.
“Debrecen is a major leisure and cultural destination in Hungary, as well as a key business and economic center in the Eastern region with huge economic development potential,” said Dilek Sezer, Accor’s Director of Development for Southeast Europe. – It is a unique opportunity for us to have our brand mark the first hotel at Debrecen International Airport and, following the recent opening of Mercure Debrecen, to consolidate our presence in Debrecen, further expanding our regional network.”
“XANGA has been developing industrial and logistics facilities for rental for more than two decades. We have enabled many international companies to locate their business in Debrecen. As the former operator of Debrecen International Airport, our group has always been committed to developing the infrastructure of the area. In addition to the more than 30,000 square meters of cargo, logistics and office space developed there over the past decade, we are now expanding the business environment of the airport with a new hotel, which is increasingly needed due to the city’s vibrant economic life,” said István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Investment and Development Group.
The new hotel will have 73 modern, comfortable rooms and 20 apartments on four floors. Guests will also have access to a restaurant, bar and café, and meeting rooms for business travelers. The hotel is scheduled to open in the second half of 2025.
Debrecen is a well-known educational and cultural center, the most important economic center in the Eastern region and home to many international companies. In recent years Debrecen has hosted many major regional, national and international cultural, sporting and business events. The city is a driving force for economic development in the region, with nearly 18,500 new jobs created since 2015 and more than €12 billion in working capital, including the BMW Group’s new Industry 4.0 iFactory. The city’s development has also attracted the attention of international experts, with the Financial Times ranking Debrecen among the world’s top ten cities in its overall FDI strategy for 2021.
Debrecen International Airport is the second most important international airport in Hungary, with a dynamically growing passenger traffic. The record number of passengers was set in 2019, the last year before the Covid-19 epidemic, when 600,000 passengers visited the airport. In 2022, the number of passengers registered exceeded 250,000, with 300,000 passengers expected in 2023. Industry estimates suggest that passenger numbers could return to 2019 levels around 2025 and reach 1.5-2 million by 2030.
The ibis Styles hotel brand is part of the Accor group. They are renowned not only for their unique design, but also for the unforgettable promise of an unforgettable experience that guests appreciate. Accordingly, each hotel has a different, precisely crafted leitmotif. The brand’s hotels guarantee a positive, optimistic atmosphere in a modern environment. The hotel experience is tailored to the individual needs of each stay. With over 560 locations in more than 45 countries, ibis Styles hotels offer something special for everyone – whether they are couples, families, friends or business guests.
ibis Styles is the mid-range ‘economy’ brand of the ibis hotel group. Its key differentiators are a passion for design, creativity and a fun, immersive atmosphere. Thanks to a carefully and precisely selected unique leitmotif, the decor of each of the brand’s hotels guarantees an atmosphere of optimism in a modern, stunning setting. In line with the brand’s philosophy, the unique leitmotif of each hotel will surprise you with a completely different story-telling experience, inviting you into an immersive world. The atmosphere is complemented by the hotel team, surprising guests with small and delightful services, tailoring each stay to their individual needs.
Each ibis Styles is unique, designed to reflect the tradition, history or culture of the chosen location. The brand is part of Accor, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, which offers guests unique and unforgettable experiences in more than 5,400 hotels and 10,000 hospitality venues in 110 countries.