by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 05, 2013

 Accor plans to expand its portfolio of upscale and luxury hotels in the Middle East, where it currently has 17 properties under its Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery brands, according to press reports. The hotel company plans to open at least 20 similar properties in the region over the next five years; six of the upscale properties will open by 2015.