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Chennai welcomes its first combo property with Novotel & ibis OMR

Chennai welcomes its first combo property with Novotel & ibis OMR

Chennai welcomes its first combo property with Novotel & ibis OMR

AccorHotels’ fast growing India network expands to 53 hotels with the opening of Chennai’s first joint hotel development

 Chennai, 10th November, 2017:

AccorHotels today announced the opening of Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR, strategically located on the city’s Old Mahabalipuram Road(OMR) popularly known as theIT Expressway. The two hotels with a combined 342 rooms are situated in the heart of Chennai’s IT corridor and are co-located to form AccorHotels’ first joint development in the city. The globally renowned upper midscale Novotel and popular international economy ibis brands from AccorHotels offer travellers a choice offering across different price points and compelling value.The 153 room Novotel and 189 room ibis Chennai OMR combo are developed as a part of a strategic partnership between AccorHotels, Interglobe Enterprises & APHV IndiaInvestco Pte Ltd. The addition of342 rooms through the Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR co-development takes the joint venture to a diverse portfolio of 1718 rooms across seven hotels under the Pullman, Novotel and ibis family of hotels from AccorHotels in Delhi,Bengaluru and Chennai.AccorHotels’ focus is on densifying the network and establishing a leading presence in key cities. Novotel & ibis remain the group’s most prominent brands with an expansive network of 15 and 18 hotels across the country respectively.

Shiva Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, Triguna Hospitality Ventures (India) Pvt Ltd, said,

“We are delighted to be associated with AccorHotels for the launch of this splendid property. This launch marks the opening of our seventh hotel as a part of the venture. Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR are positioned at offering great value with International standards at a mid-market price-point. The opening of these hotels caters to the growing needs of business as well as leisure travellers in the region.”“The Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR joint development is one of our most significant openings based on the success of co-locating the most relevant brands for differing market needs. I take the opportunity to thank our partners InterGlobe Enterprises Ltd and APHV India Investco Pte Ltd for their support and commitment in making this 342-key development a reality. AccorHotels now has a network of 53 hotels with India and especially Chennai being a key market for us”.said Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels.

A modern and well equipped retreat for both business and leisure travellers, Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR offer guests a unique blend of modernity and comfort featuring contemporary rooms, signature bedding concepts and Wi-Fi access.

Novotel Chennai

OMR is home to an eclectic collection of food and beverage outlets – The Square, an all-day dining restaurant features a delightful mix of global cuisine and local delicacies. To unwind, The Bar, serves a wide range of beveragesand light snacks.  Featuring an eight-hour breakfast concept from 4am to 12pm, ‘Spice It’ at ibis Chennai OMR serves authentic Southern Indian delicacies and a range of international cuisine while  the contemporary Hub bar offers a wide selection of refreshing beverages and light snacks for an evening chill-out.

Daniel Chao, General Manager Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR & General Manager Delegate for AccorHotels, Chennai said,

“Chennai is India’s fourth largest city and a leading business and leisure hub in South India. The winning combination of the Novotel and ibis properties offers our guests a unique value proposition and a distinctive choice where they can make themselves comfortable, relax, have fun, work or relish a delicious meal under one roof”. The Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR join another six hotels from the AccorHotels portfolio currently operating in Chennai. With over a 1000 rooms in Chennai alone, AccorHotels is the leading international hotel operator in the city.

With over 480 hotels and resorts in 58 countries, Novotel Hotels, Suites& Resorts offer business and leisure guests a full-service experience that is unique and unforgettable while guests staying at the 1000 ibis properties across 65 countries can unwind in ultimate comfort of a well-equipped guest room with modern and design welcome areas.As a part of the special opening offer, Stay for 3 nights* and Pay for 2, your third night is on us including buffet breakfast and wifi. (* minimum length of stay to be for 3 nights)

For reservations, please call +91 44 66444777 or +91 8939880325 or email to  

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About AccorHotels

 AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands includingRaffles,Sofitel Legend,SO Sofitel, Sofitel,Fairmont,onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, andSwissôtel;as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours,Novotel,Mercure, Mama Shelterand Adagio; the much-prized economy brands includingJO&JOE,ibis,ibis Styles,ibis budget and the regional brandsGrand Mercure,The SebelandhotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition ofJohn Paul, world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs –Le Club AccorHotels. AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity throughPLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States. 

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 About InterGlobe Enterprises:

InterGlobe is a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services. Established in 1989‚ with headquarters in Gurgaon‚ today InterGlobe has a network of 126 offices across 60 cities globally. InterGlobe employs more than 25,000 professionals globally across its businesses which include IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation)‚InterGlobe Technologies‚ InterGlobe Air Transport‚ InterGlobe Technology Quotient‚ InterGlobe Hotels, InterGlobe Real Estate and InterGlobe Education.;

About APHV India Investco Pte Ltd:

APHV India is a joint venture between GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd, Singapore (GIC RE) and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.GIC RE is the real estate investment company of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (GIC) and its mandate is to invest in all real estate related assets outside of Singapore.  Since its incorporation in 1999, it has fast emerged as one of the largest international real estate portfolios among institutional investors. The scale and spread of GIC RE is unparalleled and includes investments in all the real estate segments like office, retail, residential, industrial and hotel as well as other niche sectors such as senior and student housing, and sports related facilities. 

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns over 100 hotels across USA and other countries, with 50,000 plus rooms.

Daniel Chao, General Manager-Novotel  and ibis Chennai OMR &General Manager Delegate for Accorhotels Chennai.

Daniel Chao is the General Manager of Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR and General Manager Delegate for AccorHotels in Chennai.  He joined the Group in 1999 and since then he has worked in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America and in Sofitel, Novotel, Grand Mercure, Mercure and ibis.Originally from a food and beverage background, Daniel has succeeded by applying the customer centric focus of F&B to every aspect of management including dealing with hotel profitability, recruitment, training, sales and revenue management.

Daniel believes that people, both collaborators and guests, are at the heart of everything in the hospitality industry.  He has had the opportunity to see the aspects of the industry which are both universal and specific to particular places and groups and each day is a new opportunity to learn ore.Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities and an MBA from ESSEC University, Paris, France. In his free time he is a voracious reader of anything on topics ran

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