MUMBAI, Jan 14: AccorHotels’ economy brand- ibis, has made a debut in Kochi, the industrial capital of Kerala, with the launch of ibis Kochi City Centre.
Strategically located in the Ernakulam commercial hub, the 115 rooms hotel is near the upcoming Kochi Metro station and Ernakulam Railway Station, the company said in a release issued here.
“With the launch of ibis Kochi, we have finally marked our entry into ‘God’s Own Country’. Kochi is one of Kerala’s key gateway cities and is also the centre of most commercial activities in the state. Kerala is recognised as a major tourist destination the world over and we believe that the ibis Kochi is well positioned to cater to both leisure and business related demand,” InterGlobe Hotels President and CEO J B Singh said.
Created in 1974, ibis is now the European leader in economy hotels and the fourth hotel chain in its category worldwide with over 1,060 hotels and 135,000 rooms in 64 countries.
“We are excited to bring the ibis brand to Kerala. Kochi is an upcoming smart city and commercial hub and we are proud to open its first international economy hotel. The ibis Kochi City Centre brings our total number of ibis hotels operating in India to 15 hotels and is a part of a fast expanding network of internationally acclaimed economy hotels,” AccorHotels India Senior Vice President, Operations, Jean-Michel Casse said. (PTI)