Ibis in Thai tourism drive
Accor is launching its pioneering Ibis economy hotel brand in Thailand with two new hotels - Ibis Siam Bangkok and Ibis Huamark Bangkok - offering the city’s most competitive rates for internationally branded hotels.
Opening rates at Ibis Huamark Bangkok start from 888 baht nett (US$22) a night, and 999 baht nett (US$24) a night at Ibis Siam Bangkok until 30 April 2006.
The entry of Ibis to Thailand is part of Accor’s revolutionary expansion of its Ibis economy hotel brand in the Asia Pacific region. Ibis has made a major impact in countries such as China, Korea, Indonesia and Australia and will make its debut later this year in India. There are 715 Ibis hotels globally in many of the world’s most important cities.
The two Ibis hotels in Bangkok offer a combination of modern international standard accommodation, value for money rates, cutting-edge facilities and prime locations in the Thai capital.
The 180-room Ibis Siam Bangkok is in Bangkok’s famed Pratunam shopping area within walking distance to Suansantipab Park and Victory Monument BTS Skytrain station. Its location offers efficient access to Bangkok Airport, Chatchuchak Market and international shopping malls and entertainment districts.
Ibis Huamark Bangkok features 269 rooms and is next to one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, the Ramkamheng University and the Huamark Stadium. It is only 25 km from the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport and offers easy access to both Bangkok’s central business district and Pattaya.
Both hotels feature high speed WiFi Internet coverage in all guest rooms, meeting facilities, an ‘i café’ restaurant and a bar. Ibis Huamark also features a swimming pool, pool bar and fitness facility for guests.
The emphasis of Accor’s Ibis economy hotel brand is to provide guests with the facilities they really require rather than extras that only serve to raise costs and prices.
To achieve this objective, Ibis Siam Bangkok and Ibis Huamark Bangkok will introduce a number of operational innovations that distinguish the brand from its competitors.
All reception staff on the ground floor have multi-task job responsibilities which helps keep rates low. They work checking guests in and out of the hotel, as cashiers and also help out in the i cafe and bar when need be, especially after dinner service ends at 22:30. So there are no barmen or bellmen, Ibis guests are provided with a trolley to assist with bringing luggage to and from room.
Both Ibis hotels offer a round the clock food service called 24 hour snack. This no frills format asks guests to pick up their meal in the lobby restaurant themselves thus helping to reduce cost. The 24 hour snack menu is consistent during the day, but guests can order from the i café restaurant menu during operating hours, with self pick up of meals the norm.