ibis, the internationally celebrated economy brand of AccorHotels, marked its debut in Kochi today with the launch of ibis Kochi City Centre. Kochi, often referred to as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, is recognised as a leading destination in India with plenty to offer for travellers to the city. ibis Kochi City Centre is also the first AccorHotels’ property to open in the vibrant state of Kerala, ushering in the continued commitment and growth for the Group.
Located on Ernakulam’s commercial hub – MG Road, the hotel is a few steps away from the upcoming Kochi Metro station and a short drive from the Ernakulam Railway Station. Popular local tourist attractions, shopping hubs and commercial centres are within close proximity, making it the preferred hotel choice for corporate travellers and holidaymakers.
Offering a unique blend of modernity, comfort and affordability, ibis Kochi City Centre features 115 well-appointed guest rooms furnished with the signature ‘Sweet Bed™’ by ibis, in-room amenities and WI-FI access. The hotel is home to Spice It –a signature food concept tailor made for India. Serving Indian, Oriental and European cuisine prepared from freshest locally sourced ingredients, ‘Spice It’ offers well-priced, quality home style and healthy food and beverages – buffet and an a la-carte menu – including an eight hour non-stop breakfast concept starting from four in the morning until noon. At ‘Spice It’, the concept of “You Create, We Cook” comes to life with live cooking stations. The interactive cooking environment lets guests explore their culinary skills whilst dining in one of the most vibrant and energetic restaurants in town. ibis Kochi City Centre also features My Zone at The Hub, the hotel’s lobby bar, where guests can spend quality time enjoying a refreshing drink while listening to their music, playing games or surfing the Internet on tablets that come equipped with high quality stereo headphones. For information about the hotel and its services, and travel information to plan their itinerary, guests can turn to the Virtual Concierge at ibis Kochi City Centre.
The hotels has two modern and stylish meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology that can accommodate up to 70 guests for meetings and private events. Fitness enthusiasts can sweat it out at the hotel’s well-equipped Cardio Centre.
Jean-Michel Cassé, Senior Vice President, Operations, AccorHotels India said, “We are pleased to open our first AccorHotels’ property, ibis Kochi City Centre in Kerala. Kochi is an upcoming smart city and commercial hub and we are proud to open its first international economy hotel. With a sharp focus on today’s connected business traveller, the hotel promises to be a sophisticated stay destination with a host of innovative facilities, all at an attractive price point. We are proud to introduce the ibis brand to the city and look forward to fortifying our commitment to the picturesque state of Kerala.”
Speaking on the opening, Ajit Jose, General Manager, ibis Kochi City Centre, said, “We are delighted to launch our very first ibis in Kochi. The property is reflective of the growing needs of corporate travellers while catering to the needs of leisure travellers to this fast-emerging metropolis. Guests can look forward to the innovative brand concept with welcoming, designer common areas and the modern food and beverage offerings at the ibis Kochi Centre.”