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Accor to open 11 new hotels in UAE by 2014

French hotel management firm, Accor is planning to almost double its presence in the UAE within three years, The National has reported. The company said it plans to open an additional 11 hotels by 2014, with about 3,500 rooms. Accor, whose brands include Ibis, Novotel and Sofitel, already runs 14 hotels in the country, with about 4,000 rooms, and has five properties under development - two Novotel properties, an Adagio hotel apartment building, a Sofitel on the Corniche, expected to open this year, and a hotel under its Ibis budget hotel brand.