ibis Comes to Kochi

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Kochi: ibis makes its debut in Kochi with the launch of ibis Kochi City Centre. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from the upcoming Kochi metro station and a short distance from the Ernakulam railway station.

Featuring 115 well-appointed rooms, the hotel’s contemporary design offers unparalleled comfort and convenience with its range of in-room amenities, signature Sweet Bed™- an innovative bedding concept by ibis, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access to ensure that guests can enjoy a relaxing stay. For food aficionados, ibis Kochi City Centre features the ibis signature ‘Spice It’ restaurant – a 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.

J B Singh, President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels, said, “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. Kochi is amongst the Top 20 shortlisted ‘Smart Cities’ proposed for development by the Central Government and its superior port infrastructure has made it home to India’s first Global Hub Terminal. All these prospects make Kochi a prudent choice for us to launch our property in.”

Keeping in mind the needs of today’s connected traveller, ibis Kochi City Centre features My Zone at The Hub, the hotel’s lobby bar, where guests can unwind and spend quality time enjoying a refreshing drink while listening to their favourite music, playing entertaining games or surfing the Internet on tablets that come equipped with high quality stereo headphones. Guests who are always on the move can access over 1,000 international and local newspapers and magazines on their personal devices including smartphones, laptops and tablets, with the help of PressReader app, exclusively available to them at the hotel. 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.

Jean-Michel Cassé, Senior Vice President, Operations, AccorHotels India, said, “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. 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.”

For small meetings and events, the hotel features two modern and stylish meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology. Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy a total work out at the cardio centre equipped with the latest fitness equipment.

“It’s great to have the first ibis opening in Kochi. Guests can look forward to enjoying the brand’s signature comfort and service offerings at ibis Kochi City Centre with its modern design with clean lines,” said Ajit Jose, General Manager, ibis Kochi City Centre.