The ibis family celebrates 4 new hotel inaugurations in Poland

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    The ibis and ibis budget Krakow Stare Miasto, and the ibis and ibis budget Warszawa Reduta, were respectively inaugurated on 9 and 21 May last. These two new hotels are part of a bigger objective for Accor: its goal to become a leader in Europe’s budget hotel segment. An ibis and ibis budget combined hotel in central Krakow
    The ibis and ibis budget Krakow Stare Miasto combined hotel is right in the centre of Krakow, Poland’s country’s second-largest city, and one of that country’s main cultural and scientific hotspots. It has 302 rooms and stands a stone’s throw from Wawel Royal Castle and Main Market Square, one of the city’s main squares. That is one of this hotel’s big advantages. It is also a short walk from the central train and bus stations.

    More than 120 guests attended the inauguration ceremony on 9 May. Laurent Picheral (Managing Director Accor/ Orbis Poland), Irek Weglowski (Corporate Communication & Investors Relations Director in Poland), Malgosia Kalinowska-Klimek (General Manager of the complex) and Tadeusz Trzmiel (Kraków City’s Deputy Mayor) officially cut the ribbon.

    A big-time event in Warsaw
    The ibis and ibis budget combined hotel was inaugurated on 21 May, and several Group representatives attended the ceremony.

    It started with an address by Yann Caillère, President and Chief Operating Officer, and the traditional ribbon cutting to officially induct this combined hotel into the ibis family, before 200 people.

    Anna Popek, who hosted the ceremony, then invited the guests to tour the 170 Coquelicot and 163 Cocoon rooms, which define ibis and ibis budget brand identities.

    A string of attractions follows. A contest was organised to treat participants to a night in a selection of ibis and ibis budget hotels, and cushions (with symbols of the three brands).

    The complex ibis and the ibis budget Warszawa Reduta is located in the city center, not far from the Okecie airport and from the station, in 1,5 km of the exhibition center EXPO XXI. It enables an easy access easy to the main sites of Warsaw.

    These two inaugurations were big hits, and reflect the Group’s drive in this country. There are 12 ibis and 9 ibis budget hotels in Poland today. They will all be operating under the new umbrella brand by the end of August.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.06.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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