Ibis, Accor group’s economy brand, will enter Pune in India’s Maharashtra State on October 1, expanding stay options for corporates.This is the second property for the chain after Ibis Gurgaon, a satellite hub of New Delhi.
An emerging IT and automotive centre near Mumbai, Pune has witnessed recently the arrival of premium lodging names such as Le Meridien, Renaissance and the Taj, which want to capitalise on the city’s marked potential.
Ibis Pune, general manager Maveric Mukerji told Business Traveller, fills the mid-scale niche “answering the need of those who crave reasonably priced, international standard quality”.
Following the Ibis template, there is only one room price available for either a Queen bed or two single bed-accommodation, with breakfast for two persons included. An opening rate of US$80 is being offered.
Located a short ride away from Pune International Airport on the prominent Nagar Road artery, Ibis Pune features a 24-hour restaurant, a lounge bar and free Wi-Fi access in The Hub networking corner among others.
Mukerji said Ibis was popularising its “15-minute satisfaction” proposition. “If we cannot solve your problem in 15 minutes, things are on us, which is very new in India and certainly a first for Pune.”
Ibis has marked Bangalore, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad and Mumbai as future addresses.
For more details, visit www.accor.com
Margie T Logarta