ibis, the internationally celebrated economy brand of AccorHotels, marked its debut in Kochi today with the launch of ibis Kochi City Centre. Kochi, often referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', is recognised as a leading destination in India with plenty to offer for travellers to the city. ibis Kochi City Centre is also the first AccorHotels’ property to open in the vibrant state of Kerala, ushering in the continued commitment and growth for the Group.
Located on Ernakulam’s commercial hub – MG Road, the hotel is a few steps away from the upcoming Kochi Metro station and a short drive from the Ernakulam Railway Station. Popular local tourist attractions, shopping hubs and commercial centres are within close proximity, making it the preferred hotel choice for corporate travellers and holidaymakers.
Offering a unique blend of modernity, comfort and affordability, ibis Kochi City Centre features 115 well-appointed guest rooms furnished with the signature ‘Sweet Bed™' by ibis, in-room amenities and WI-FI access. The hotel is home to Spice It –a signature food concept tailor made for India. Serving Indian, Oriental and European cuisine prepared from freshest locally sourced ingredients, ‘Spice It’ offers well-priced, quality home style and healthy food and beverages – buffet and an a la-carte menu – including an eight hour non-stop breakfast concept starting from four in the morning until noon. At ‘Spice It’, the concept of "You Create, We Cook" comes to life with live cooking stations. The interactive cooking environment lets guests explore their culinary skills whilst dining in one of the most vibrant and energetic restaurants in town. ibis Kochi City Centre also features My Zone at The Hub, the hotel’s lobby bar, where guests can spend quality time enjoying a refreshing drink while listening to their music, playing games or surfing the Internet on tablets that come equipped with high quality stereo headphones. For information about the hotel and its services, and travel information to plan their itinerary, guests can turn to the Virtual Concierge at ibis Kochi City Centre.
The ibis Kochi City Centre has two modern and stylish meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology that can accommodate up to 70 guests for meetings and private events. Fitness enthusiasts can sweat it out at the hotel’s well-equipped Cardio Centre.
Following its official opening on 15 July 2017, the Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore has just unveiled The Oakwood Executive Club which is an add-on membership for in-house guests. Similar to an executive lounge in hotels that most travellers are familiar with, The Oakwood Executive Club offers Prosecco breakfasts, a stunning private poolside lounge, stylish boardroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and cocktail service, as well as free-flowing evening canapés on the terrace to discerning corporate and leisure guests in Singapore’s downtown.
Singapore's newest integrated lifestyle hub as well as one of the newest hotels to open in Singapore this year is the Novotel Singapore on Stevens and the Mercure Singapore on Stevens by AccorHotels. The two new-built hotels feature 772 guest rooms and suites (256 from Novotel Singapore on Stevens and 516 from Mercure Singapore on Stevens), 14 dining outs, two outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court as well as function space that is large enough to accommodate 500 guests. Located at the edge of Orchard Road along Stevens Road, the two hotels will offer guests and visitors an integrated range of gastronomy, health, fitness and lifestyle options in the precinct close to the city’s best shopping and entertainment, conveniently accessible via the hotel’s shuttle service.
Indonesia's very first Aloft property by Marriott International has just been opened in Jakarta. The Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim features a sassy modern style alongside tech-forward experiences that bringsthe brand’s passion for live music, vibrant design and innovation to the capital city.
The Indore Marriott Hotel is the latest property from Marriott Hotels & Resorts to open in Central India, Indore. The 218-room property is at the frontier of modern and contemporary design - it facilities the promotion of personalised experiences as well as creativity. Located in the populous city of Central India, the Indore Marriott Hotel is the perfect spot for both business and leisure travellers who are interested in checking out the cultural and historic attractions in the Madhya Pradesh province.
Known for lush rainforests and pristine coral reefs, Kota Kinabalu has long been a popular getaway spot for both domestic and international travellers alike. The coastal city is a short flight away from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and it is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Mount Kinabalu - the fifth highest point in South-eat Asia. With the opening of the Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre, travellers will now have 310 extra guest rooms and suites to enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and city surrounds from.
While relay robots have been introduced to the hospitality industry as early as last year, Hotel Jen by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is the first international hotel brand to use them in Asia. Both the Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore as well as Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore have just introduced Jeno and Jena at their respective properties who will be responsible from delivering simple things like in-room amenities to in-room dining orders when they are being placed.
The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is the only new-built hotel in Sydney's CBD that opened this millennium. The brand new property is centrally located opposite the International Convention Centre and it offers 590 guestrooms (including 39 suites) with sweeping views of the famous Darling Harbour and city.
Celebrate the end of the AccorHotels Food & Wine Festival with a Super Sunday Brunch (12 November 2017) this weekend as you savour the best of AccorHotels restaurants and bars. For one afternoon only, enjoy free-flowing Taittinger Champagne as you savour signature dishes from breakfast favourites to unique culinary creations while you groove to the beats of a live DJ. The ever-iconic Raffles Singapore will also be bringing the famous Singapore Sling to this Mega Brunch.
Housed in the same building as the brand new InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay (which officially opened slightly over two weeks ago), 1880 is a members-only club that is set to open on 02 December 2017. The club is designed to become a social enclave for individuals that are keen on spearheading positive change and to inspire conversations that will impact society in a positive way. Occupying the third level of the city's latest waterfront lifestyle destination, Quayside@Robertson Quay, 1880 will soft launch on 8 November 2017 and different parts of the space will gradually come online in phases.
Pullman Hotels & Resorts by AccorHotels has just unveiled a brand new wellbeing program that is developed in collaboration with Pullman’s Wellness Coach, Sarah Hoey. The program is designed to facilitate the adoption of a healthier lifestyle amongst travelers and it is based on the four universal pillars of health: Sleep, Food, Sport and Spa.