New Delhi, Delhi, India
AccorHotels and Delhi DareDevils have signed a joint partnership for Novotel to be the official hotel for the 2016 Indian Premier League. Novotel is the midscale brand under AccorHotels that provides a multi-service offer to both business and leisure guests and has over 450 hotels and resorts across 61 countries. As part of this partnership, Delhi’s “Dilli Boys” as they are popularly known, will make Novotel their home, as the IPL 9 touring schedule gets underway.
Fresh from the wake of the recently concluded 2016 ICC World Twenty20, IPL 2016 promises to be yet another high decibel clash of cricketing titans. Delhi DareDevils features the strongest squad to date, including a new captain in Zaheer Khan and a fresh line-up of younger, next generation players such as Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson and Mayank Agarwal, making it a team to be reckoned with for the IPL 9. Blending in with the youthfulness of the Delhi DareDevils 2016 team, is a newer generation of AccorHotels, some of which are newly opened including the four month old Novotel New Delhi Aerocity. The Novotel brand is celebrating its decade-long presence in India this year and is proud to be the official hotel host of the Delhi DareDevils as part of the brand’s anniversary celebrations in the country.
Speaking about the partnership, Arif Patel, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Distribution, India, said, “We are delighted to partner with the Delhi DareDevils. The team’s passion for the game, striving for excellence and in delighting fans, resonates with our values and mission in delighting our guests with memorable experiences. There is another reason for us to rejoice as this year we celebrate the tenth year anniversary of the Novotel brand in India. We couldn’t be more honoured and look forward to welcoming some of the cricket’s finest talent in this momentous year to the Novotel.”
In true Novotel spirit of “making guest feel welcome”, Delhi DareDevils’ star addition and West Indies’ all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, was given a champion’s welcome by the staff and fans at Novotel New Delhi Aerocity. Since the “Dilli Boys” have always had cricket on their mind, the hotel lobby was converted into a cricket pitch and the team spontaneously played an impromptu match of “Lobby Cricket” with the hotel staff and a crowd of exciting guests cheering on.
Over the course of their stay at Novotel, the “Dilli Boys” will also lend a helping hand to the AccorHotels Centre of Hope, a vocational training centre run by Hope Foundation in association with AccorHotels, which equips young women and men from underprivileged backgrounds with job skills. Through a specially created campaign called “Runs for Hope,” AccorHotels will donate INR 200 to the centre for every run the team makes, giving the “Dilli Boys” another gratifying reason to outperform and score more!
Guests staying across Novotel properties during the IPL 9 season will have the opportunity to partake in launch parties and meet with the players. Guests can also enjoy Delhi Daredevils special spa treatments, haircuts and F&B offers throughout the IPL season.
With Novotel, AccorHotels leaves guests free to enjoy their stay to the full.
Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts provide a multi-service offer for both business and leisure guests, with spacious, modular rooms, 24/7 catering offers with balanced meals, meeting rooms, attentive and proactive staff, kid areas, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centers. Through PLANET 21, AccorHotels’ sustainable development program, Novotel commits to Man and the Planet. Novotel has over 450 hotels and resorts in 61 countries, ideally located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations.
ACCORHOTELS IN INDIA
In India, AccorHotels operates a network of 7 distinctive brands underpinned by operational excellence, while embracing its European heritage. With 36 hotels across key destinations in the country, AccorHotels is uniquely placed as the only international hotel group with brands that span across all segments from luxury to budget.
As the leader in operating hotels and convention centres, AccorHotels currently manages the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Lavasa International Convention Centre and Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, the largest all-sea facing convention centre on the east coast of India supporting the growing MICE market segment. Additionally, AccorHotels will add the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre in its portfolio towards the later part of this year.
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AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, has nearly 3,900 hotels and over 190,000 employees in 92 countries.
AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
– its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
– a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
– a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
– almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.