Further consolidating its considerable hold in the Pune market, AccorHotels has launched its third property in the city with the debut of ibis Pune Hinjewadi. For the uninitiated, this is Accor’s fifth functioning property in Maharashtra, along with three other hotels in the pipeline, in various stages of development, slated to be launched by 2021.
J.B Singh, President and CEO of InterGlobe Hotels pointed out to a large influx of travelers of various segments, domestic and international, in to Pune as a major reason for augmenting foothold in the city. “Within Pune, Hinjewadi is an emerging hub for the IT and educational sector and is turning into a flourishing corporate destination. Along with our existing hotel in Viman Nagar, ibis Hinjewadi will further strengthen our position in the city,” he said, sharing the rationale behind the move. “Specific to Maharashtra, Ibis Pune Hinjewadi is our 5th hotel to commence operations in the state,” he added.
Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, AccorHotels called India “a core expansion market”, expressing delight at rising demand that has paved way international hospitality brands grow in the country. “The key to our development over the last ten years has been the iconic acceptance of the ibis brand by Indian consumers. The launch of ibis Pune Hinjewadi gives us an opportunity to showcase the 18th ibis hotel in the country and highlight AccorHotels’ growing network in the western region,” he said.
The newly launched hotel is located within 5 km of the Mumbai-Bangalore highway, and is located in proximity to corporate offices. A 136 keys hotel, it offers patrons free internet, wide variety of cuisines, including an eight-hour all-day breakfast concept.