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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Accor and Interglobe Hotels announce the opening of ibis Mumbai Airport

Debut of the international economy hotel brand in Mumbai, marks a significant development for ibis Hotels in India
Accor, the fastest growing international hotel operator in India, reaffirmed its commitment and confidence in the growing Indian tourism sector by announcing the debut of the ibis hotel brand in Mumbai with the launch of ibis Mumbai Airport. Strategically located at the Domestic Terminal and less than 3kms from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, ibis Mumbai Airport, will welcome guests from today onwards. This is the third ibis to open in India and the first for Mumbai and follows hotels in Gurgaon and Pune.
Mr. Nitin Bhatia has been appointed as the General Manager to spearhead the operations of the hotel. Mr. Bhatia has over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry and was most recently the General Manager of Ibis Cardiff City Centre, UK.
Uttam Davé, President & CEO of InterGlobe Hotels said, "We are pleased with the growth of the ibis network in India, where committed developments have kept pace with our expectations and where we have 17 ibis hotels committed to development. Following the opening of this strategic ibis at Mumbai Domestic Airport, we will add an additional five ibis in 2011 taking the network to network to eight hotels by year." The hotel is located in the vicinity of the Mumbai Airport and features 146 guest rooms. ibis Mumbai Airport is the only international economy hotel at the airport and will re-define the hospitality space in the financial capital of India by providing quality, value accommodation to travellers.
Speaking about the hotel's opening, Jean-Michel Casse, Senior Vice-President – Accor India, said, "We are particularly delighted with the opening of an ibis hotel within the Mumbai Airport Precinct. The ibis Mumbai Airport like all ibis hotels in India will provide guests with the reassurance of one of the world's 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 environment."
ibis Mumbai Airport will specifically cater to the discerning needs of business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers comfortable, well-designed, fully equipped guest rooms with en suite modular bathrooms, contemporary fit-out including flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi and broadband internet access to suit the needs of business travellers. 24 hour a day services, quality well priced food and beverage including 8-hours non-stop breakfast concept starting from 4 am, unique in the economy hotel industry with competitive, consistent and simple accommodation rates are the key highlights of ibis Mumbai Airport.
Such value for consumers is made possible by a highly efficient design and operational processes that have been perfected in nearly 900 hotels and 100,000 rooms in almost 45 countries globally.
For quality well priced food ibis Mumbai Airport has developed Spice it – a spirited and casual dining space that offers the best of world cuisine: "any flavour, any time" in an interactive kitchen environment with a choice of buffet and a la carte. The Hub, with its energetic ambience, refreshing beverages and free Wi-Fi will serve as a gathering place throughout the day. The first ibis launched in India in 2008, ibis Gurgaon and is already a market leader in its segment, and was judged the best Economy / Midscale hotel in India in 2009.
Ibis Mumbai Airport has released a promotional rate of Rs. 3999/- plus taxes including breakfast for first 20 rooms. For reservations or enquiries visit www.ibishotel.com.
Address: Ibis Mumbai Airport | Junction of Nehru Road & Western Express Highway, Vile Parle (East),Mumbai - 400 099 Tel No: + (91) 22 6708 7777
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