Accor has won a bidding process to manage a new
hotel at Delhi International Airport. The ibis New Delhi will be
located within “Aerocity” at the airport.
Construction is to begin on the 1.7 acre site
for a 315 room ibis hotel later this year, with an option for
further expansion in the future. The hotel is expected to open in
2011 with an estimated project cost of INR180Cr ($38million) for
the first phase.
The first ibis hotel in India opened in Gurgaon
in August 2008 and a further 14 ibis hotels are in various stages
of development in India, with over 2,700 rooms. These projects
include Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur
and Nashik. Ibis Pune will be the next ibis to open in India in
July 2009 and followed by ibis Mumbai Airport early in 2010.
Ibis hotels in India, and in more than 40 countries
across 5 continents, provide quality, value accommodation to
travelers. Ibis hotels are well located, with
modern and ergonomic ensuite bedrooms, 24 hour a day services,
quality well priced food and beverage with competitive, consistent
and simple accommodation rates. In India, ibis hotels are
positioned at half the rate of an upscale hotel.
Jean-Michel Casse – Senior Vice President Operations Accor India
said, “The ibis Delhi International Airport like the ibis Hotel Gurgaon and all ibis hotels in India will provide guests with the
reassurance of one of the worlds largest and most respected
economy hotel brands. Quality and consistent accommodation at
affordable pricing and guaranteed with a “15 minute satisfaction
contract” is exactly what is required in the Indian economy hotel
The largest ibis hotel outside of
France recently opened in February 2009, the ibis Singapore on
Bencoolen. This hotel joins other openings which have included
Ibis Sydney King Street Wharf, ibis Tianjin Tanggu and Ibis
Bangkok Nana along, with an additional 23 ibis hotels to open
throughout Asia Pacific this year, adding to the existing network
of 62 ibis hotels in Asia Pacific and over 800 globally.
Additionally in India, Accor has 48 hotels under
development covering the budget to luxury segments. These include
hotel brands Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and Formule 1.
other recent news regarding: