EH STAFF – Mumbai
Accor opened three ibis hotels in Q4 of the year – ibis Hosur Road Bengaluru, ibis Navi Mumbai and ibis Nashik. InterGlobe Hotels, the India joint venture of Accor and InterGlobe Enterprises, currently has an active development programme for 19 ibis hotels with 3,600 rooms across India, all of which will open by 2015. A further six development opportunities are under active negotiation by the joint venture and are expected to be transacted within the next 12 months.
Jean-Michel Cassé, senior vice president, Operations, Accor India said, “Accor is focused on India as a core growth market and the expansion in 2012 has been positive with a number of significant openings during the year. We are particularly delighted with the opening of an ibis hotel within the important precincts of Bengaluru, Navi Mumbai and Nashik. While the ibis in Navi Mumbai is centrally located and easily accessible from the neighbouring cities of Mumbai, Pune and Thane; ibis Nashik’s strategic location within the industrial zone caters to all business needs. In Bengaluru, ibis Hosur road is currently the only international brand hotel in South Bangalore serving economy segment to business suburbs.”
Uttam Dave, president and CEO of InterGlobe Hotels, added, “We believe our ibis hotels in India are exactly what both domestic and international travelers need and want most while travelling in India.”