AccorHotels partner of Montreux Jazz Festival

Press release Paris, June 11, 2018

AccorHotels new Global Partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival

AccorHotels, the world-leading travel and lifestyle group, and the Montreux Jazz Festival today unveil a partnership for this 52 nd edition – taking place between June 29 and July 14, 2018 – that is set to grow over the coming years. A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE AND A COMMON LANGUAGE BASED ON EMOTION Purveyors of world-renowned expertise in their respective fields, for more than half a century the Montreux Jazz Festival and AccorHotels have been committed to enlisting the biggest names and harnessing innovation and new technologies for the benefit of their audiences and guests. Franck Gervais, CEO Europe AccorHotels, said, “By becoming a Global Partner of an internationally acclaimed festival, AccorHotels is strengthening its presence in the Entertainment and Show Business world while expanding the range of experiences offered to its customers. This partnership brings together two organizations which, in their respective fields, share a passion for excellence and speak the same language – that of emotion. ” Since its creation in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has been firmly rooted in the hospitality world. Its founder, Claude Nobs, worked for the Montreux tourist office before creating the festival that would put his city on the map. Over the years, this connection has manifested itself in various ways, such as The House of Jazz and its activities, the MJ Café, the Claude Nobs Foundation, etc. And 52 years later, it was natural that this special relationship would take the form of a partnership with the world leader in travel and lifestyle, and a long-time champion of artists and audiences. As the exclusive Festival partner in the world of travel, AccorHotels will stage a wide range of events and offer packages that will embody the entire spectrum of its savoir-faire. RECREATION OF THE ORIENT EXPRESS “TRAIN BLEU” PIANO BAR CARRIAGE Via an ambitious installation, AccorHotels will present the Orient Express brand, a Group subsidiary since January 2018. The celebrated Train Bleu carriage, dating from the 1920s, embodies the luxury and splendor of the Golden Age of Travel. Furnished by decorator and designer René Prou, in collaboration with master glassmaker René Lalique and his daughter Suzanne, this legendary train carriage is one of the most valuable to be included in the configuration of the current Orient Express. It owes its international reputation to the movie, Murder on the Orient Express (directed by Sydney Lumet in 1974), and is unmistakable, particularly thanks to its medley of bouquets with silver stalks and cast glass roses. Its decor A FIRST YEAR FOCUSED ON 3 EXPERIENCES

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