French group to open two hotels in Iran

Contracts for two new hotels in Iran will be signed on by AccorHotels' chief executive Sebastien Bazin, pictured in Paris on June 3, 2015, with representatives of Iranian company Aria Ziggurat, which owns the buildingsFrench group AccorHotels announced Monday it will become the first international hotel group to operate in Iran as the Islamic Republic opens up to the West following the deal on its nuclear program. AccorHotels will open an Ibis hotel and a Novotel branch near Tehran’s international airport. The move comes just two months after the historic nuclear accord which the West says is aimed at preventing Iran from building a nuclear bomb.

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