Accor wins two awards at HICSA 2019; declared best hotel in two segments

April 22, 2019 | Bureau | HotelScapes

At the recently concluded Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA), Accor’s Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road and ibis Pune Hinjewadi were each adjudged as the best hotel in the upper mid-market and economy hotels segment. Novotel and ibis are Accor’s market leading brands representing a combined portfolio of 39 hotels across its growing India network.

With the presence of Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor at HICSA this year, these two wins made it more remarkable for the Accor family. The awards methodology at HICSA is based on a blend of guest feedback through TripAdvisor Ratings and ranking winning hotels for their rooms covering interiors, design and in-room amenities, F&B and MICE offerings, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, among a host of other essential criteria, selected by a panel of judges comprising key industry leaders who participated in the short-listing process.

Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, Accor, said, “The popular Novotel and ibis, midscale and economy brands from Accor are the cornerstone of our growth in India. We are humbled to receive accolades at HISCA from our industry peers and guests alike for the Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road and ibis Pune Hinjewadi. My congratulations to teams at both hotels for epitomising the best of Accor and of the industry as well.”

Samy Sakthivel, General Manager, Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road said, “Receiving such a prestigious accolade and only within a year of our operations, is a defining moment for all of us at the Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road. This affirms the standards we uphold for our guests and for ourselves to provide the personalised and memorable service. We are thankful for the jury at HISCA for bestowing this honour on us”.

“The ibis Pune Hinjewadi team is honoured and excited to receive this award for the Best Economy Hotel for 2019 – a testament to our team’s commitment in exceeding guest expectations and striving for excellence in every area of our operations”, said Anant Leekha, General Manager, ibis Pune Viman Nagar and ibis Pune Hinjewadi.

Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road is the first Novotel with a contemporary design and interiors conceptualised by SODA, an international design firm known for creating fresh, innovative yet sustainable spaces. The 100 well-appointed rooms and suites hotel has been designed keeping in mind the rich, artistic and traditional culture of Chennai thus catering to today’s new-gen traveller who is in search of exciting and unique experiences. Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road offers multiple dining options palate – Food Exchange, the all-day dining restaurant, the G Bar and KOOX, an indoor and outdoor seating Pan-Asian fine dining restaurant which is scheduled to open in July.

ibis Pune Hinjewadi is the third Accor property in Pune. With 136 well-appointed rooms, the hotel’s contemporary design offers unparalleled comfort and convenience with its range of in-room amenities and signature Sweet Bed™ bedding concept by ibis. ibis Pune Hinjewadi features the signature ‘Spice It’ restaurant offering an eight-hour all- day breakfast concept starting from four in the morning until noon. It also features My Zone at The Hub, the hotel’s lobby bar.