Hospitality Hub | 2017-11-13
Chennai welcomes Novotel & ibis OMR, the first combo property in the city


The fast-growing India network of Accor Hotels expands to 53 hotels with the opening of Chennai’s first joint hotel development- Novotel & ibis OMR




AccorHotels recently announced the opening of Novotel and ibis Chennai OMR, strategically located on the city’s Old Mahabalipuram Road(OMR) popularly known as the IT 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 beverages and 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. 

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