AccorHotels has signed a management agreement
with Aria Ziggurat for its first two properties in Tehran, Iran.
The new hotels, Novotel Ikia and ibis Ikia, are connected to the
main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport and are
scheduled to open in October 2015.
The almost 500-room cluster hotels encompass a midscale hotel,
the 296-room Novotel Ikia, and an economy hotel, the 196-room ibis Ikia.
Connected to the main terminal of Imam
Khomeini International Airport and within a 45-minute drive from downtown Tehran, the two new hotels are ideally positioned to
attract domestic and international business travelers and
Guests will be able to enjoy a choice of Iranian and international
cuisine, make use of the meeting rooms and convention venues, as
well as the wellness
facilities which includes spas, fitness centers and swimming pools.
Sébastien Bazin, AccorHotels’ Chairman and CEO,
said, “We are
certain that Novotel and ibis will fit perfectly into the growth
momentum that Iran’s hospitality sector is enjoying. Our brands are looking at huge growth potential in this country, which is
home to almost 80 million people and is expanding its economy. Our ambition is to develop an important network in the country thanks
to our global portfolio of brands covering all segments, from luxury to midscale and economy.”
Tourism Development Co., a subsidiary of Semega, is the owning
company of Novotel and ibis Ikia hotels. It is a private company established and registered in
2010 under the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Aria Ziggurat, Semega, Tourism Bank and 37 other sister companies are
all members of Tourism Financial Group, a leading holding company
in Iran with over 4,100 staff members mainly dedicated to
developing the tourism and hospitality industry in the country.
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