Accor’s 21st Novotel-branded hotel in India will open in the city of  Chandigarh in 2021.

A 30-minute drive from Chandigarh International Airport, Novotel Chandigarh Tribune Chowk is in the city centre and offers close proximity to government offices, shopping areas and high-end residences.

The hotel will feature 120 rooms, two F&B outlets, event rooms, and recreational facilities including a swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Lokesh Sabharwal, vice president, Development and Special Projects, Accor India and south Asia said, “The Indian market has always been opportune for Accor and, we are noticing some very interesting opportunities for growing our midscale and midscale-lifestyle brands.

“As part of our densification strategy, we continue to have meaningful conversations with existing partners and hotel investors keen to work with Accor who see long-term value in the business. For a market like Chandigarh, which attracts both leisure and corporate, Novotel is the ideal debut brand and we are certain of its success in the city”

Adding to this, Akshay Grover, director, KLG Hotels said, “We are delighted to partner with the Accor Group to bring the Novotel brand to Chandigarh.

“The hotel is being developed keeping in mind the contemporary, yet traditional outlook of the city and we are certain it will suit the needs of well-travelled guests. We are confident that with its unique design and  hospitality that we will offer, we will be successful in providing a ‘home away from home’ to our guests.”