AccorHotels expands portfolio of properties in India part of a major expansion in India, AccorHotels has recently opened two new hotels and a whole host more are in the pipeline. The first week of March saw a Mercure branded property in Chennai welcome its first guests.

The Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur opened on the fifth and is located in the Indian city’s industrial zone. Although this hotel’s target market is corporate guests, AccorHotels’ press release announcing the opening notes the Mahabalipuram beaches and historic sights of Kanchipuram and Chennai are easily reached.

The Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur boasts a portfolio of 100 rooms and suites which are equipped with all mod-cons. Onsite bonuses are a state-of-the-art fitness centre, the Hybrid sports bar, Melange International Restaurant, six meeting rooms and a swimming pool.

The other recent AccorHotels launch is more likely to be of interest for holidaymakers. The Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort is at the south end of India’s most popular beach holiday destination. This Goan delight has been rebranded from the Dona Sylvia Resort and is right beside Cavelossim Beach.

Commenting on the inauguration of the 17th Novotel in India, AccorHotels regional COO Jean-Michel Casse explained that the company was delighted to be collaborating with the Alcon Victor Group on offering guests at the Dona Sylvia the finest bespoke hospitality.

Mr Casse carried on by saying the Novotel marque was synonymous with good living and was one of the planet’s best known hotel chains to boot. The Dona Sylvia is loaded up with high-end guest amenities and these include several food and drink outlets, a wellness spa, a shopping arcade and a swimming pool.



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