Singapore - August 22, 2016
SINGAPORE and UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 22, 2016) – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced its Asia Pacific initiative of partnering with Accomable,a UK- based pioneering global platform that provides specialised information and listings on assisted travel, adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people. Other site highlights include useful tips such as nearby hotel attractions and travel information vital for all accessible travelers.
Guests can now view and book over 100 of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Asia Pacific hotels, equipped with accessible guestrooms and facilities, through Accomable’s website (www.accomable.com). The number of listings is intended to increase, in tandem with impending hotel openings and the Group’s expansion plans throughout the region.
“I am pleased that our partnership with Accomable has gotten off on a strong and encouraging start. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s focus on improving the lives of our communities is one of the integral “Responsible Business” pillars that we constantly support. We are guided by the Carlson credo, and this initiative demonstrates our commitment and dedication in caring and catering for the specially-abled at our hotels,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Asia Pacific.
Accomable’s CEO and co-founder, Srin Madipalli, noted, “We are excited to collaborate with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their proven portfolio of strong brands. The accessible traveler community welcomes their hotels’ accessible guestroom features, excellent service and international hospitality standards that assure safety and comfort.”
Accomable currently offers more than 600 accessible properties in over 60 countries worldwide, with plans to increase its listings to 1,500 properties by the end of the year.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes 1,400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the 2015 – 2016 “Top Three Hotel Rewards Programs” as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 90,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Singapore, and Brussels. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.
Accomable is the world’s leading platform for booking specially adapted and accessible hotels rooms and holiday rentals. Built for disabled and older travellers or anyone with a mobility issue, Accomable offers more than 600 quality adapted places to stay in over 60 countries worldwide.
Based in London, UK, Accomable was founded by disabled entrepreneurs Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley. Friends since childhood and regular travellers, Madipalli (who now serves as the company’s CEO) and Sibley are both wheelchair users due to a disability called SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Frustrated at the lack of travel information available for disabled people, they launched Accomable in the summer of 2015.
Accomable raised record funding from private investors in May 2016. The company also received funding from the Skoll Centre based at Oxford University, where Mr Madipalli studied, via an initiative to support ventures that deliver social impact.
The Accomable guarantee
Accomable guarantees that all properties and hotel rooms listed on its website have step-free access to the main entrance, bathroom and one or more bedrooms, as standard, along with at least one additional adaptation. Additional adaptations are clearly signposted and searchable on Accomable, and include roll-in showers, hoists, pool hoists, specially adapted hot tubs and beach wheelchairs. We check and verify each listing to ensure all information regarding accessibility is accurate. Visit www.accomable.com to find and book accessible hotel rooms and holiday accommodation worldwide.
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Katie Bentley-Chan, Head of PR, Accomable.com
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