• Taj Chandigarh in 2006, JW Marriott in 2011, The Lalit in 2014 and Hyatt Regency in 2016, the branded international hotels have made a cautious and gradual entry into one of the most admired cities in the country. So, when French hospitality behemoth Accor SA, the largest hospitality player in Europe and 6th largest worldwide, makes a grand entry with its popular Novotel brand midscale hotel it is bound to create a huge buzz.

Ideally located on the crossroads of highways leading up from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, the modern and contemporary hotel, which opened its warm and comforting infrastructure and services to guests last weekend, is certain to light up the city’s hospitality scape.

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Brought to Chandigarh in franchise mode by the well known hospitality group KLG Enterprises, Hotel Novotel, adjacent to the Tribune Chowk, offers modern, easy living, with 120 contemporary rooms, two food and beverage outlets with indoor and alfresco seating, an outdoor plunge pool, a modern gymnasium and multiple meeting and wedding venues of different sizes spread across 8,100 sq. ft. pillar-less space, claimed to be the largest in the city.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, managing partners of KLF Enterprises, Akshay Grover and Karan Grover, shared that the Food Exchange is a contemporary all-day dining outlet that offers a melange of international cuisines and local delicacies with interactive cooking stations. Guests can choose from a wide selection of cuisines ranging from Continental, Italian, Pan Asian to local and regional offerings.

Curves is a modern, upbeat lounge bar and an urban hangout where guests can enjoy distinctive flavours of innovative cocktails along with classic concoctions, mood-setting music, scrumptious delicacies that come together to provide an experience like no other, they added.

Novotel Chandigarh is accredited with the ALLSAFE label, which has been developed alongside and vetted by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections, and certification. The ALLSAFE programme is based on a range of guiding principles and commitments and consists of over 200 standard operating procedures, keeping cleanliness and safety at the centre of all policies.

Novotel Chandigarh is also a part of ALL – Accor Live Limitless - Accor’s Lifestyle loyalty programme, which provides a gateway to advantages, services and unique experiences.

Besides the attractive facade of the building and the surrounding greenery, what strikes a visitor or guest as he or she enters through the glass revolving doors, is a first of its kind luxury car Porsche Cafe right in the middle of the hotel lobby. A large mural behind the reception, which embodies some of the design elements of Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French master planner of the city, is another key attraction, as is the illuminated wooden staircase  leading up to the Food Exchange.

The well-appointed rooms are spacious, comfortable and elegantly done. The Superior room comes with twin beds and the Executive room with a king bed. The tariff starts from Rs 7500 plus taxes, inclusive of buffet breakfast and wifi.

Talking about Accor's expansion plans, he said, "We are increasing the footprint of Novotel hotels in India. Novotel New Delhi City Centre, Novotel Mumbai International Airport, Novotel Goa Panjim, Novotel Bhubaneswar and Novotel Bengaluru City Centre will be opened by 2023."

Accor SA now has 54 hotels and resorts across India and Sri Lanka. This includes a network of 10 distinctive brands encompassing every segment - from its acclaimed luxury Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel brands; premium brands Pullman, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure; as well as the popular Novotel and Mercure midscale brands and the much-prized economy brands,  including ibis and ibis Styles.

Taking a positive view of the massive hit the hospitality industry has taken due to the pandemic, Dhawan asserted that hotel business is long term play, and Accor has a long term vision towards its business.

Pan India the occupancy has been on the upswing last few months and currently stands at roughly 60%, he said adding that Chandigarh and Goa have been bright spots amidst the lockdowns and restrictions. In Chandigarh, industry data shows that occupancy is upwards of 70%, room rents are robust and demand for rooms is growing, he added. 

Book your stay on www.all.accor.com

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