Accor is celebrating the launch of its first newly built hotel in India, Novotel Hyderabad, with a special opening rate of US$120 a night until 30 June.The 287-room Novotel is located in Hyderabad’s fastest growing high-technology corridor, and serves the adjacent Accor-managed Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), India’s largest and first purpose built convention centre.
The hotel features two restaurants, including Novotel’s signature ‘The Square’ restaurant, swimming pool, fitness centre and business centre. Both Novotel Hyderabad and HICC are near the Hitex Exhibition Centre that first opened in 2003 and will include eight stand-alone exhibition halls when fully completed.
Novotel Hyderabad and HICC recently hosted the Asian Development Bank meeting earlier this month. The hotel is the first new build Novotel for Accor in India and part of an aggressive expansion for the group and its hotel brands around the country.
In March 2005 Accor and InterGlobe Enterprises announced the launch of two joint venture companies. InterGlobe Hotels was established to specifically develop a network of up 25 Ibis hotels around India in the next 10 years, and another company was established to manage hotels under Accor’s Sofitel, Novotel and Mercure brands.
With 168,000 employees in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the world’s largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services, with two major international activities:
Hotels with the Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Motel 6 and Red Roof Inn brands: over 4,000 hotels and 470,000 rooms in 92 countries, as well as other businesses (restaurants notably Len™tre, casinos and travel agencies) ;
Services to corporate clients and public institutions : 19 million people in 35 countries use a broad range of services (food vouchers, people care and services, incentive, loyalty programs) engineered and managed by Accor Services.