ibis Kochi City Centre Hotel, the budget brand of AccorHotels group, launched in Kochi on January 16. The new property, the first by the hospitality group in the city, is situated on MG Road, the heart of its Ernakulam district’s commercial hub. Kochi airport, Ernakulam Railway Station and the upcoming Kochi Metro station are 30km, 2km and 1km from the property respectively. Additionally, local attractions, shopping malls and commercial centres are within proximity to the hotel.

The 115-key property offers the basic facilities to its guests, such as a work desk, free wifi, minibar, HD television, complimentary water bottles, tea/coffee maker, room service and a shower.

ibis Kochi City Centre Hotel has just one in-house eatery — Spice It. Guests can experience the concept of “You Create, We Cook” here, which means they may use their own culinary skills at live cooking stations. The restaurant provides cuisines from Indian to oriental, European and American. Breakfast is served here from 4am until noon on all days. An a la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner.

The Hub, located in the lobby, serves a variety of alcoholic beverages with quick bar bites. It is also a cyber café of sorts where guests may use the desktops to browse the Internet, while snacking.

In addition, the property has a gym, and two meeting rooms that can host up to 70 guests for any business and/or private events.


Netra Venkateshwaran