27, Dec 2023
Puneet Dhawan, SVP, Operations, Accor India & South Asia, Reflects on a Year of Exponential Growth

In a transformative and dynamic year, Accor has experienced unprecedented growth, reaffirming our commitment to delivering unparalleled hospitality experiences across India. Throughout 2023, Accor has achieved significant milestones, with key openings contributing a remarkable 860 rooms to our expanding portfolio. The inauguration of the 268-room Novotel Mumbai International Airport in January set the stage for a year marked by excellence.

Subsequent openings, including Ibis Mumbai Thane (186 rooms), Novotel Jodhpur ITI Centre (92 rooms), Ibis Styles Goa Vagator (142 rooms), Grand Mercure Agra (168 rooms) and Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre and Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (222 rooms) have each played a vital role in enhancing Accor’s presence in key locations.

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Adding to this list are upcoming launches, with Mercure Chandigarh scheduled to open its doors in 2024, offering 60 rooms to guests seeking a charming local-inspired experience.

Our commitment to growth is further emphasized by recent signings, such as the Grand Mercure Amritsar Airport Road (set to open in 2026), Mercure Lucknow (set to open in 2024), Mercure Rajahmundry City Centre (set to open in 2028), ibis Styles Mysuru (set to open in 2025), Grand Mercure Goa Candolim (set to open in 2024), and ibis Styles & Novotel Bengaluru Airport Varun (set to open in 2027). The signing of Pullman Amritsar (set to open in 2027) underscores our strategic expansion plans and reinforces our dedication to providing diverse and enriching experiences for our guests.

Looking ahead, Accor maintains a robust pipeline for the next two years, with plans to expand our presence in Bhopal, Indore, Bhubaneshwar, and Amritsar, bringing our portfolio of distinct brands to these dynamic cities. Overall, Accor is poised to open 30 new properties in the country in the next 3 to 5 years

Accor’s growth in India is a testament to our commitment to providing unparalleled hospitality experiences. We are thrilled with the accomplishments of 2023 and look forward to continuing this momentum, offering a diverse range of options to our guests and contributing to the vibrant hospitality landscape in India.

Our relentless pursuit of excellence, strategic signings, and ambitious expansion plans solidify our position as a key player in the Indian hospitality sector, promising an exciting and dynamic future for both our brand and our guests.

1, Nov 2023
Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre Opens Its Doors To Welcome Guests In The Pink City

Bengaluru, 1st November 2023: Accor, a global hospitality leader, is pleased to announce the launch of its 24th Novotel property in India, with the opening of Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre (NJCC), which is set to redefine Indian hospitality and become the preferred destination for both global business and leisure travelers alike.

The hotel’s proximity to the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC), is renowned as South Asia’s premier purpose-built, state-of-the-art venue for exhibitions, conventions, and entertainment. A significant expansion in Accor’s capacity for hosting MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) events. This strategic alignment enhances Accor’s ability to cater to the needs of business and conference travelers, offering them a comprehensive solution that combines high-quality accommodations with world-class event facilities.

(L-R)Puneet Dhawan,South Asia’s VP Operations,Accor India_Manuj Ralhan,GM of Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre & JECC,Pramod Kumar Agarwal,Chairman,Derewala Group & Harimohan Dangayach,Chairman,Dangayach Gr

Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre broads 226 modern, well-appointed rooms, catering to the diverse needs of every guest. The rooms offer essential amenities and a tranquil hospitality experience with the best-in-class service for its guests. Conveniently located near Jaipur International Airport, the hotel provides quick access to key tourist sites and commercial hubs. The hotel and exhibition centre spreads over an area of 42 acres with South Asia’s leading pillar-less exhibitions-convention-entertainment facilities. It has 13 breakout meeting rooms, a VIP Lounge, 2 Green Rooms and a Grand Ball Room with modern technology with 740 retractable auditorium-style seats, making it ideal for conferences, exhibitions, gatherings, and weddings. With its enchanting 70,000 sq. ft. lawn, Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre offers an exquisite venue for celebrations and special events, adding a touch of elegance to any occasion

“We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre in the vibrant city of Jaipur. This latest addition to our portfolio in India strengthens our commitment to delivering cutting-edge amenities and services. The Jaipur Exhibition Convention Centre represents a valuable expansion that is poised to fuel the growth of the Accor in India, further solidifying our position as a leading provider of large-scale exhibition and convention venues in the country.” said Mr. Puneet Dhawan, South Asia’s Vice-President Operations, Accor in India.

“The opening of this beautiful property is a harmonious combination of contemporary design and world-class event facilities, marking a new and exciting journey for Novotel in the Pink City. With a strategic location, we will be truly a one-stop destination for world-class exhibitions, conferences, and events. The property provides heartfelt service, comfortable yet stylish accommodations and shared spaces in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.” said Manuj Ralhan, General Manager of Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre & Jaipur Exhibition Convention Centre. “We are thrilled to welcome guests to experience the unparalleled hospitality at Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre.”

Leadership team of Accor with honorable owners along with the team members of Novotel Jaipur Convention centre during the hotel launch

Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre invites guests to savour a diverse and delightful dining experience, offering three distinct dining venues, each promising a unique and memorable encounter with the cuisine. Food Exchange, the multi-cuisine restaurant, has two exclusive open kitchens, harmoniously blending global and local flavours in a stylish setting that encourages social interactions. For a more intimate atmosphere, Ravanta provides intimate dining by the pool amidst a musical ambience. Meanwhile, the Gourmet Bar provides a casual and friendly space for enjoying trendy drinks, balanced meals, and coffee, perfect for unwinding at the bar.

Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) has 2 large pillar-less exhibition halls, with an area of 1,06,347 sq. ft. each and a 43-feet high ceiling connected through a common entrance plaza with an extensive Pre-Function area, large open spaces, and a food court, further offering 22 acres of open space to host outdoor entertainment events. The exhibition centre has a parking space, that can accommodate up to 2,000 coaches or 5,000 cars, providing an ideal space for an array of events, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate meetings, entertainment events, seminars, banquets, and social gatherings.

“We are pleased to partner with Accor to manage and operate NJCC and JECC. Their expertise and global reach will act as a catalyst to put Jaipur on the International map and provide impetus to the hospitality sector in the state” said Mr. Harimohan Dangayach, Chairman, of Dangayach Group.

“NJCC and JECC have the leading exhibition and convention space equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure in South Asia to conduct large events. We hope the partnership with Accor will help us leverage the full potential of this infrastructure” added Mr. Pramod Kumar Agarwal, Chairman, Derewala Group.

Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre is part of ALL – Accor Live Limitless, a daily Lifestyle companion. ALL delivers meaningful experiences and rewards to its members while enabling them to work, live, and play, far beyond their stay, at home and around the world. In addition to rewarding experiences, members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless can earn Rewards Points on every stay or dining experience at participating properties. These points can be redeemed for free nights at participating hotels, transferred to partners worldwide, or converted into unforgettable moments through Limitless Experiences such as concerts, sports matches and special dinner events.

6, Oct 2023
Interglobe Hotels And Accor Launch Ibis Styles Goa Vagator

GOA, 6th OCTOBER 2023: InterGlobe Hotels in partnership with Accor are pleased to announce the launch of their newest hotel in Goa – ibis Styles Goa Vagator. Nestled between medieval forts, scenic beaches and the most sought-after tourist attractions of North Goa, the 142-room hotel offers a true Goan vibe blended with playful and vibrant design.

ibis Styles Goa Vagator is the second Ibis Styles hotel in Goa, designed as a resort, with a vibrant theme of pastel hues blended with local culture for a unique interior design of the hotel. Strategically located a short ride from Goa MOPA airport, in close proximity to Goa’s premier nightlife, famous restaurants, and the most popular cafés, the property offers a blend of historical charm with modern comforts.

ibis Styles Vagator promises guests an unforgettable stay, with its signature ‘Sweet Bed’ for a night of restful sleep, attentive service from hotel personnel who go the extra mile, and comfortable cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether exploring the city or simply relaxing, the property is the ideal haven for travelers looking to discover Goa. Further, it offers an all-day dining restaurant, fully equipped gym facilities, amphitheater, outdoor swimming pool, unlimited Wi-Fi, and access to entertainment channels in each guest room. ‘Spice it’ restaurant provides the longest breakfast hours from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.!

Featuring modern and stylish conference and banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 100 guests for those seeking to celebrate a special occasion or event. The garden-facing conference room is the perfect location for large social gatherings, corporate events, and team-building exercises.

Launched by InterGlobe Hotels, ibis Styles Goa Vagator celebrates contemporary art and artists through curated pieces in its beautifully adorned rooms and public areas. While artists’ original artwork is displayed in the lobby, wallpaper reproduction can be seen in the stylish rooms, complementing the curated art, pictures, and photographs from emerging artists. The hotel’s modern and upbeat interiors, inspired by Goa’s vibrant culture, are sure to create an artistic atmosphere in every corner for guests to enjoy.

Commenting on the opening, JB Singh, President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels, said, “I am delighted to announce the grand opening of our 2nd ibis Styles in Goa and 23rd ibis in India. This world-class hotel features the latest amenities, thoughtfully designed rooms, and contemporary public spaces, all built to the highest standards. Like all our properties across the country, ibis Styles Goa Vagator is meticulously crafted to cater to the lifestyle preferences and aspirations of modern travelers, with a special focus on providing a top-notch design experience to the younger generation.”

“The hotel serves as a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation, and we partner with the best designers to realize this vision. ibis Styles Goa Vagator embraces design elements that are modern, trendy, and vibrant, yet comfortable, a combination that resonates with the local community and tourists alike. With every new hotel, we raise the bar for hospitality and solidify our position as frontrunners in hotel design in the country. With art at the core of our design philosophy, we take immense pride in supporting emerging artists by displaying their original commissioned artwork at ibis hotels, fostering a vibrant artistic ecosystem.”

Puneet Dhawan, Senior Vice President of Operations—Accor India & South Asia, said, “This newest addition to the ibis family marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality. Anticipating a substantial influx of both domestic and international tourists this season, the hotel promises a distinctive and immersive experience tailored for business and leisure travelers alike. With a focus on creating a welcoming environment for families, the property boasts bold design elements and an inclusive atmosphere.”

Kedar Dighe, Cluster GM, ibis Styles Goa Vagator & Calangute, said, “ibis Styles Goa Vagator is creative and eclectic with an atmosphere that makes you want to move around in style. On top of that, the location is incredible, with buzzing nightlife, historical forts, quaint cafes, and serene beaches, making it a perfect stay for a leisure traveler. With 142 contemporary and modern guest rooms featuring balconies and French windows, guests can enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding area. The poolside bar, Spice It restaurant, modern gym and banquet hall will provide a perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.”

To celebrate the launch, ibis Styles Goa Vagator has introduced an exclusive offer of “Pay What You Want”, a signature offering from ibis brands. The offer is exclusively for members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless Loyalty program. To become a member, visit All.com or download the ALL mobile app.