Bengaluru, April 15, 2016: Novotel Imagica Khopoli was awarded the Best New Hotel of the Year 2016 in the upper mid-market category at HICSA, 2016; Lokesh Sabharwal, Vice President Development, AccorHotels India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka (extreme left), Jean Michel Cassé, Senior Vice President, Operations, AccorHotels India (second from left), Kapil Bagla, Chief Executive Officer at Adlabs Entertainment Ltd.(second from right) and Michael Issenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels Asia Pacific receiving the award

AccorHotels is proud to announce its two biggest wins at the 12th Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) awards recently. Novotel Imagica Khopoli was named the ‘Best New Hotel of the Year 2016’ in the upper mid-market category and Hotel Formule1 Gurgaon was awarded the ‘Best budget/Economy hotel award’ at the prestigious event.

Recently held in New Delhi, HICSA is one of the most coveted forums for all hospitality players and the awards conferred at the two day event are amongst the highest recognitions for members of the industry. The awards methodology is based on TripAdvisor Ratings, Guest Rooms (Interiors, Design and In-Room Amenities), F&B (Meeting and Banqueting), Corporate Social Responsibility to name a few from the 12 different criteria and an independent panel of judges comprising key industry leaders.

Commenting on the wins, Jean Michel Cassé, Senior Vice President, Operations, AccorHotels India, said, “We are elated to be honoured with two awards at a distinguished global industry platform such as HICSA. These awards are a testimony to our commitment across all our brands towards making our guests feel welcome at AccorHotels. We take this opportunity to congratulate Novotel Imagica Khopoli and Hotel Formule1 Gurgaon for their outstanding performances.”

On winning the prestigious ‘Best New Hotel of the Year 2016’ award, Mr. Srinivas Srirangam, General Manager, Novotel Imagica Khopoli, said, “We are delighted to have received this award. With the launch of the hotel, Khopoli has now become a one stop destination for families, adventure enthusiasts and offsite meetings for corporates. The win marks a milestone since the opening of the hotel and we would like to thank our staff and guests, for helping us win this award.”

Expressing his delight on winning the acclaimed ‘Best budget/Economy hotel’ award, Sunil Verma, General Manager, Hotel Formule1 Gurgaon, said, “Hotel Formule1 Gurgaon offers great value and quality services and facilities to our guests, whether they are travelling for business or leisure. We are committed to providing our guests with comfortable stay and memorable experiences, ensuring they rest assured. The award underlines the unique proposition and warm hospitality which Hotel Formule1 Gurgaon offers.”

Novotel Imagica Khopoli is India’s first integrated hotel and resort property which opened in September, 2015. Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Sahyadri hills, the 287 room hotel is adjacent to the Adlabs Imagica and the Aquamagica theme parks. Offering a selection of epicurean tastes and experiences in a wonderfully awe-inspiring setting at their outlets – The Square, Tubbby’s Bistro, Nitro Bar and Flotz. The hotel also features one of the largest banqueting spaces in Lonavla with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 460 guests.

Hotel Formule1 Gurgaon, a self-service rest assured concept hotel is strategically located in the heart of the millennium city of Gurgaon, in close proximity to corporate hubs as well as tourist attractions and shopping malls. The hotel features 205 stylish rooms equipped with amenities including flat screen LED televisions, storage areas, free WiFi internet, comfortable beds and soundproof windows for a great sleep experience. Other facilities and services in the hotel include round-the-clock vending machines, ample parking spaces and facilities for the disabled.

Corporate Comm India (CCI Newswire)

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