Accor SA engages in the operations of hotels and motels. It operates through the Hotels and Other business segments. The Hotels segment is organized based on geographical areas which covers France, the rest of Europe, North America, Latin America and Carribean, and other countries corresponding to the Asia-Pacific region. It also comprises the following sub-segments: the Upscale and Midscale Hotels, which involves the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Adagio and Suite Novotel brands; the Economy Hotels, which includes the Formule 1, HotelF1, Etap Hotel, All Seasons and Ibis brands; and the U.S. Economy Hotels, which consist of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands. The Other Businesses segment includes the group's financial management and corporate departments The company was founded by Paul Dubrule and Gérard Pélisson on April 22, 1960 and is headquartered in Paris, France.