Kolkata has reason to paint the city red. Recently, InterGlobe Hotels in partnership with AccorHotels announced the launch of the coolest economy brand with the opening of ibis Kolkata, Rajarhat. The latest ibis property focuses on nurturing and continuous innovation, sustainability and creating an inviting experience for both guests and employees.
ibis Kolkata Rajarhat will act as an archetype for some of the future ibis hotels in India thanks to new features including a sleeker and more colourful facade that breaks away from the traditional standardized monochrome exterior and more colourful rooms with wider windows and the much loved Sweet BedTM for an even more comfortable sleep.
Sustainability remains at the core of the new ibis design, with all properties constructed using eco-friendly building materials including high-performance, energy-efficient glazing and water-saving fixtures as well as greener landscaping. ibis Kolkata Rajarhat features a 2,457 sq. ft pillar less meeting space which can further be divided to three smaller rooms with capacity for up to 250 guests, one of the largest MICE banquet spaces for an ibis.
The hotel will also feature a revamped food offering at Spice It, serving home-style international comfort food and regional cuisines. As with all ibis hotels, it will serve India’s longest-running breakfast, starting from 4 am until noon.
Commenting on this occasion, J.B. Singh, President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels, said, “We are thrilled to mark our presence in this city with ibis Kolkata Rajarhat, the first internationally branded economy hotel in Kolkata. Developed with an investment of INR 120 crores, ibis Kolkata will have 189 keys, taking the ibis brand to 19 hotels across 13 cities with over 3,000 rooms. Kolkata as a destination has seen a large influx of travelers for business and leisure. Strategically placed near the airport, IT parks and multiple malls, ibis Kolkata Rajarhat will cater to the emerging IT and ITES hub. The manner in which the city has endured persistently is not only demonstrative of its strength and resilience, but also indicates its potential going forth.”
Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels, said, “The ibis brand and hotels in India have been successful in integrating into the hearts of Indians and our partnership with InterGlobe Hotels has been integral to this success. Last year we launched ibism, a campaign curated especially for guests and employees and now with the launch of ibis Kolkata Rajarhat, we start a new revolution in the space of in-demand economy hotels. At AccorHotels, we strive to make our guests ‘Feel Connected’ and ibis Kolkata Rajarhat rightly echoes this sentiment.”
ibis Kolkata Rajarhat is the perfect choice for every type of traveller, business or leisure with its contemporary and edgy design, innovative approach to guests and home-style dining experience. Ideally located, it is a 20-minute drive from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport; adjacent to the IT sector in Rajarhat Smart city; and close to multiple malls, IT parks. It is also close to tourist attractions such as the Wax Museum, Rabindra Tirtha and Nazrul Tirtha cultural centres, Eco Park and several jogging trails.
The hotel is a reflection of the city, with numerous local elements depicted through artworks of hand-pulled rickshaws, Howrah bridge, trams and more. The lobby is inspired from Bengal’s famous kantha design and embroidery. The hotel also provides a web corner, which is uniquely designed where one can sit inside a cocoon-shaped structure. Fitness enthusiasts can use the well-equipped cardio centre, which is open round the clock.
Speaking on the launch, Mizan Uddin, Hotel Manager, ibis Kolkata Rajarhat, said, “It gives me an immense pleasure to introduce the ibis brand to the ‘City of Joy’ Kolkata. ibis Kolkata Rajarhat will provide guests with the reassurance of one of the world’s largest and most respected in-demand economy hotel brands. We look forward to extending the brand’s signature highest level of service to guests within and travelling to the city.”