Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with 4,100 hotels and close to 500,000 rooms.
Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, all seasons, ETAP Hotel, and its related activities, Thalassa sea & spa and Lenôtre - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget.
With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.
INDIA is at the forefront of Accor's expansion strategy by innovation, passion and commitment. Accor currently operates nine hotels and two convention centres throughout India, with a vision of becoming the largest hotel operator in the country with a target network of 90 hotels by 2015.
Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 130 addresses, in almost 40 countries and more than 30 000 rooms. The latest addition to the brand will be the Sofitel Mumbai BKC opening in September 2011.
Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today's more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence.
Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, Fiji Islands or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French "art de vivre".
Pullman is Accor's upscale hotel brand designed with the requirements of business women and men in mind. The first one to open in India will be the Pullman Gurgaon Central Park in Q3 2011.
Located in main regional and international cities, Pullman hotels provide an extensive range of tailored services, access to groundbreaking technologies, and "Co-Meeting", a new approach to organizing meetings, seminars and high-end incentives.
At Pullman hotels, business travelers can choose between being independent or choosing help from our staff available round the clock.
Novotel offers nearly 400 hotels and resorts located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations in 58 countries. 2011 will see the opening of the Novotel Bengaluru Techpark in Q4 2011 followed by the Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach.
Through a consistent top quality offer, Novotel contributes to the well-being of business and leisure travelers alike: spacious rooms with flexible features adapted to both work and relaxation, a balanced choice of food and beverages available around the clock, meeting rooms, friendly, attentive staff, children's play areas, fitness centers and places to relax.
Novotel also committed very early on to sustainable development by participating in the Green Globe environmental certification program.
ibis, the worldwide economy hotel brand of the Accor group, offers consistent quality accommodation and services in all its hotels, for the best local value: a well-designed and fully-equipped en-suite bedroom, major hotel services available 24/7 and a wide choice of onsite food and beverage options. Established in 1974, ibis is the European leader and one of the first economy hotel chains in the world, with more than 97,000 rooms and 861 hotels in 45 countries.
2011 is slated as the year of ibis, with six hotels opening across India in key cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur & Nashik. Ibis Mumbai was the first Ibis opening for the year which opened in February 2011.
MGallery is a collection of upscale hotels with remarkable personalities which will appeal to individual travelers seeking distinctive services or looking for a place with a soul.
Located in city centers and tourist hotspots, each hotel in the collection boasts a distinctive environment and offers guests an authentic experience based on a philosophy of pleasure.
Launched in September 2008 by Accor, the collection now covers five continents and will grow to over 40 establishments by end 2011.
Mercure - For more than 35 years, within the Accor Group, Mercure has exemplified expert hospitality and personalized service. Operating in more than 50 countries around the world, Mercure boasts hotels with distinctive personalities carefully preserved through the type of services offered and the décor.
The hotel managers and staff of the 700 Mercure hotels are hospitality professionals. Attentive and available, they are ready to listen and make sure their guests enjoy a stay full of genuine moments of pleasure and relaxation in a truly warm and comfortable setting.
Mercure provides its partners with a flexible and adaptable brand allowing fast development and easy takeover of existing hotels, yet visible and strong for its customers.
Etap Hotels, an Accor budget brand operating mainly in Europe, offer customers the best in low-cost hotels with well-designed rooms for one, two, or three people, round-the-clock room access and an all-you-can-eat breakfast.
Located near major roads and airports - and increasingly in cities - the hotels deliver highly competitive value for money. With 400 hotels in ten European countries, Etap Hotels is pursuing an international expansion strategy.
Etap will be introduced in India by Q4 2011 in the two cities of Pune - Hinjewadi and Greater Noida.
Existing Hotels being operated by Accor in India:
1. Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Novotel Hyderabad is a 287 room property, designed especially for the needs of business travelers, located in Hitec City, Hyderabad's IT business Sector. The Food & Beverage offering includes The Square - European décor with Asian, Indian and Western delicacies and open for all-day dining, The Bar - Perfect place to unwind, meet friends, relax at the end of the day, Deli Shop (Takeaway) - Pastries, cakes, sandwiches, coffee, beverages. The Boulders (Pool Bar) - Located at the poolside, serves Mexican specialties, wood fired pizzas, burgers, sandwiches & homemade ice-cream. Other facilities include Outdoor swimming pool, Spa - Sauna and Massage & 24hrs Gym.
The Hyderabad International Convention Centre is South Asia's largest Convention Centre with pillar free internal halls, mobile operable walls, and is designed to host events from 50 people to 5000 people
2. Novotel Hyderabad Airport
This is a 305 room property, designed specially for the needs of business travelers, located at the new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad. The Food & Beverage offering includes The Square - a multi-cuisine restaurant serving Asian, Indian and Western delicacies and open for all-day dining. Haldi - specialty Indian restaurant serving ethnic dishes from select culinary destinations of India, The Bar - extensive array of fine customised cocktails, refreshing martinis, wines and the chef's specially-crafted snacks. Splashes - Poolside swim-up bar set amidst the beautifully landscaped gardens. Crew Lounge - A vibrant space designed specifically for the comfort of air crew members. Other facilities - 24 hrs fitness centre - Inbalance, Steam, Sauna, Yoga room, Changing rooms and Juice bar.
3. IBIS Gurgaon
A 217 room property designed to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers, located in the heart of Gurgaon business district and India's best value International Hotel. The Food & Beverage offering includes Spice It - a full service multi - cuisine restaurant / coffee shop with 115 covers, Hub - a bar Lounge with 50 - 60 covers, 24hrs snacks and Banquets Meeting rooms.
4. Grand Mercure Bangalore
A 126 all-suite apartments catering to business travelers, situated in the up market location of Koramangala. The Food & Beverage offering includes the 12th Main - Al fresco dinning, coffee shop serving Continental and Indian breakfast and By The Blue - Pool bar cum restaurant serving Indian grill cuisine and meeting rooms. Other Facilities include International Spa facility with individual treatment rooms and rejuvenation area, swimming pool and unisex salon.
5. Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
A 203 room property superbly designed and located on the Juhu beach with views overlooking the Arabian Sea. The Food & Beverage offering includes The Square - a multi-cuisine restaurant serving Asian, Indian and Western delicacies and open for all-day dining, Olio - the Mediterranean Restaurant, Sampan - serving the Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine, Bageecha - an Alfresco dining featuring Indian Tandoori BBQ cuisine, Gadda Da Vidda - Lounge offering sunset views of the Arabian Sea. Meeting and Conference room facility - 4 halls and 1 Verenda allowing a maximum capacity up to 600 people. Other facilities - Outdoor swimming pool, Beauty Salon, Spa - Sauna and Massage & 24 hrs fitness centre - Inbalance.
6. IBIS Pune
A 192 room property located on Nagar Road, a key artery of the city and which has emerged as one of the most prominent growth centers in recent times. The hotel is located in an upcoming central business district of the city with easy access to the airport, railway station and city centre. Food & Beverage offering includes Spice It - a full service multi - cuisine restaurant / coffee shop with 115 covers, a Bar Lounge with 50 - 60 covers and Banquets Meeting rooms.
7. Mercure Hyderabad ABIDS
Mercure Hyderabad ABIDS is situated in the heart of the business hub of the city of Hyderabad. The hotel features 82 guest rooms, 24 hour room service, 75 cover vegetarian restaurant, bar, health and fitness centre, 7 meeting /conference rooms & ballroom (800 Covers), business centre & lounge.
8. Mercure Lavasa & Lavasa International Convention Centre
Situated amidst the majestic backdrop of the Sahyadhri Mountains which form the Eastern Ghats of India; the hotel features 130 rooms, Broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi connectivity, Flat screen LCD televisions, Mini-bar, Tea/Coffee station, Electronic Safe and 24 hrs in-room dining facility.
Mercure Lavasa offers unique options for a complete gastronomic experience....Celebrations: A Multi cuisine restaurant with coffee shop options and an all exclusive kids menu. Zen: A bar designed to provide cozy and relaxed experiences while you enjoy their offerings. Sink into the lounge style seating and a unique wine library conceptualized for the ardent wine lovers.
Lavasa International Convention Centre
The Convention Centre is spread over 1.5 acres of land offering 3300 sq. meters of convention space, which includes one main hall for plenary session further divisible into 8 rooms. The meeting space also includes 6 additional break-out rooms, a Board room, Business Centre, Media centre, and a VIP room.
9. Ibis Mumbai Airport
Ibis Mumbai Airport, brings the latest trends in the hospitality industry, setting a new standard in economy hotels in Mumbai and a mélange of classic French hospitality and Traditional Indian warmth & hospitality. The hotel is located on Western Express Highway, a key artery of the city which has emerged as one of the most prominent growth centers in recent times connecting south and Central Mumbai to the northern suburbs. It features 148 rooms, a 24/7 restaurant, bar and the latest generation of Ibis Design.
1. Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Offering a strategic location and first class service, Sofitel Mumbai BKC is the premier luxury hotel in Mumbai. With easy access to the Bandra Kurla Centre commercial district, it offers 302 rooms and suites, refined amenities and the best in modern technology and will be a landmark address in the city. Scheduled to open 1st September 2011; the Hotel proposes multiple dining options, conferencing, pool, India's first SO Spa and So Fit Concept and Club Millesime, a haven for the business and leisure traveler.
2. Pullman Gurgaon Central Park
A 285 room hotel (inclusive of 22 suites and 1 Presidential suite) is the first of Accor's network of upscale hotels to open in India. Expected to open Q3 2011 Pullman is a new attitude upscale hotel for the international and domestic business traveler and the ideal venue for medium to large meetings and incentives. The Food & Beverage offering includes three restaurants and two bars 'All Day Dining' restaurant offering Indian and Western cuisine, 'Riviera' restaurant ,offering Italian and French Cuisine, 'Pondichery' restaurant offering South Indian cuisine, 'Lobby Lounge & Deli Bar' - for food options in between meal periods and Pool Bar & Café' - Café style cuisine. The Hotel's USP - Nine conference rooms, Connectivity Lounge, Spa & Gymnasium and Executive Lounge.
3. Novotel Bengaluru Techpark and Ibis Bengaluru Techpark
Scheduled to open in Quarter 4, 2011, the 560 room Novotel-Ibis hotel combo (consisting of a 219 rooms Novotel and a 340 rooms Ibis), is the first of Accor's hotel combo projects in India. It will have the largest hotel inventory in Bangalore and South India. Set on over two acres of land, the two hotels connected on a single platform, are strategically located in the emerging Commercial District, on the main Outer Ring Road (ORR).
The Ibis will feature a 140 seat restaurant, 'Spice It' and the bar, 'Hub'. Novotel will offer a specialty pool-side restaurant, 'Upper Deck', an all day dining multi-cuisine restaurant 'The Square' (with new concept), a bar 'Lobby Lounge' and 24 hour Room Service. It will also have a specialized 300 delegate convention facility with four meeting rooms including the new Eureka concept space. It will also provide a complete well-being experience to the guests with an outdoor swimming pool, InBalance Fitness & Spa. Other features of the property include Bangalore's largest commercial laundry, 400 bay under cover car park, lobby shops in both hotels and kids zones.
4. Ibis Delhi Airport
Ibis Delhi Airport is a 465 keys, full service economy hotel (with a worldwide network of over 900 hotels in 45 countries), scheduled to open in January 2012. Located in the Aerocity at the Airport, the location is perfect for building the brand presence of ibis Hotels in India, as well as to serve the vast Delhi market which includes the diplomatic precinct and up market south Delhi localities. It is well connected with the Aerocity metro station which provides a 20 minute ride all the way to central Delhi. 24/7 service, quality and comfort with the guarantee of a "15 minute satisfaction contract" is the customer value proposition of the ibis brand. F & B offerings include Spice It - a full service multi - cuisine restaurant, 'Hub' - the Bar Lounge and Meeting rooms. The hotel will cater to a variety of clientele spanning transient, pre and post departure
passengers, leisure and of course business travelers from Indian companies, MNC's and SME's.
The 3rd largest hotel in Delhi, the 8th largest in India and the largest Accor property in the country; ibis Delhi boasts of impressive statistics and aims to leverage this rich inventory for an innovative approach to the overall hotel functioning.
5. Ibis Nashik
Ibis Nasik, India is a 120 room hotel is expected to open in Q 4 2011. The Hotel is strategically located near one of the largest industrial centers in Nashik - Trimbakeshwar Road, a key artery of Nashik and close to central business area (MIDC Link road Junction). Nashik is amongst the largest industrial hubs in western India and the hotel is central to most of the existing industrial developments. Food & Beverage offering includes Spice It - a full service multi - cuisine restaurant / coffee shop, a Bar Lounge and Banquets Meeting rooms.
6. Ibis Navi Mumbai
Ibis Navi Mumbai, India is a 196 room hotel also expected to open Q4 2011. The Hotel is located on the Thane-Belapur Road at a major junction (Turbhe Junction). Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai) is one of the key growth centres in the larger Mumbai metropolitan region. This hotel is central to most of the existing and upcoming commercial developments within Navi Mumbai. Food & Beverage offering includes Spice It - a full service multi - cuisine restaurant / coffee shop, a Bar Lounge and Banquets Meeting rooms.
7. Ibis Bangalore Hosur Road
Ibis Hosur Road, India is a 175 room hotel is expected to open in Quarter 4 2011. The hotel is strategically located on Hosur Road, a major arterial road in the southern part of Bangalore connecting the City Centre to Electronic City - a prominent IT hub. Food & Beverage offering includes Spice It - a full service multi - cuisine restaurant / coffee shop, a Bar Lounge and Banquets Meeting rooms.
8. Ibis Jaipur
Ibis Jaipur, India is a 147 room hotel is expected to open in early 2012. Ibis Jaipur is the first internationally branded economy hotel in Jaipur. The hotel is advantageously located within the city centre in Civil Lines area (a high end residential and commercial area) and is surrounded by a number of prominent hotels. Food & Beverage offering includes Spice It - a full service multi - cuisine restaurant / coffee shop, a Bar Lounge and Banquets Meeting rooms.