AccorHotels, the world’s largest and leading hotel operator, today announced the opening of its upscale Pullman New Delhi Aerocity and the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity. The two hotels, with a combined 670 rooms, were inaugurated at New Delhi Aerocity, a 43-acre hospitality precinct at Delhi International Airport by the Honorable Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati. Presiding over the opening were, His Excellency Mr. François Richier, French Ambassador to India; Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels; Kapil Bhatia, Executive Chairman, InterGlobe Enterprises Ltd; and Peter T.Meyer, Representative, APHV India Investco Pte. Ltd.
The opening of the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity marks a significant milestone for AccorHotels and is the 100th Pullman to open globally, joining a fast-growing international network. Pullman is designed with the expectations of the ‘new generation’ of travellers who are hyper-connected and increasingly cosmopolitan.
The new Pullman and Novotel New Delhi Aerocity are located in close proximity to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and offer easy access to the prominent business hubs of Gurgaon and New Delhi. The Pullman is a perfect mix of luxury and convenience. The Novotel New Delhi Aerocity exemplifies the best of what Novotel offers as the world’s most recognizable, midscale hotel brand: a classic blend of modernity, design, simplicity and efficiency.
Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Honorable Union Minister for Civil Aviation said, “New Delhi Aerocity is a landmark initiative and a prestigious project designed to make New Delhi a leading international destination and hub. I congratulate AccorHotels for bringing their internationally renowned Pullman and Novotel brands to this growing hospitality hub. Co-developments of airports and hotels augur well for the industry and offer travellers unprecedented choices as far as convenience and connectivity go.”
Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels said, “India is strategic to our growth in the region. With a growing network of 34 hotels in India, AccorHotels is well positioned to take a leadership position in the upscale and midscale categories and to confirm its position as first operator in terms of convention spaces in India. We are pleased to have the 100th global opening of the Pullman in India alongside one of our leading Novotel developments in the region. I take this opportunity to thank our strategic partners – InterGlobe Enterprises Ltd and APHV India Investco Pte. Ltd – for their commitment and support in making this joint development and one of our most significant projects in India, a reality.”
Speaking at the opening, the French Ambassador François Richier said, “India and France enjoy an enriching partnership honed in over the years through strategic and mutual collaboration. I am pleased to be here today at the Pullman and Novotel New Delhi Aerocity. Both hotels are emblematic of this partnership and represent the finest amalgamation of legendary Indian and French hospitality and culture.”
The Pullman New Delhi Aerocity and the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity feature an assortment of dining options which span a total of five restaurants and offer an exciting mix of food and beverage options from South Asian street food to Tapas and a fine selection of wines.
Both hotels are positioned strongly to respond to India’s growing Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) needs. The hotels boast of one of Delhi National Capital Region’s largest convention spaces, spread over a vast expanse of more than 40,000 square feet with pillar-less ballroom measuring 12,719 square feet. The convention space at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity comprises of thirteen co-meeting rooms, three boardrooms and a business centre, each aesthetically designed with state-of-the-art technology, with flexible seating facility to suit all formats of conferencing requirements.
ACCORHOTELS IN INDIA
In India, AccorHotels operates a network of seven distinctive brands underpinned by operational excellence, while embracing its European heritage. With over 30 hotels across key destinations in the country, AccorHotels is uniquely placed as the only international hotel group with brands that span across all segments from luxury to budget.
As the leader in operating hotels and convention centres, AccorHotels currently manages the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, the Lavasa International Convention Centre, the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) and the Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, the largest all-sea facing convention centre on the East Coast of India, supporting the growing MICE market segment.
AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome. Over 180,000 women and men in almost 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 94 countries.
AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (Hotel Services) and a hotel owner and investor (Hotel Invest);
a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotel formula one) establishments;
a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)
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About InterGlobe Enterprises:
InterGlobe is a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services. Established in 1989‚ with headquarters in Gurgaon‚ today InterGlobe has a network of 126 offices across 59 cities globally. InterGlobe employs more than 17,000 professionals across its businesses which include IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation)‚ InterGlobe Technologies‚ InterGlobe Air Transport‚ InterGlobe Technology Quotient‚ InterGlobe Hotels and InterGlobe Education.