22nd ibis opens in India with ibis Thane
InterGlobe Hotels announced the launch of their new hotel – ibis Thane. The hotel is located on Pokhran Road at the Thane district of Maharashtra, and is a 50 minutes’ drive from Terminal 2 of Mumbai International Airport. ibis Thane is centrally located, near key business districts such as Hiranandani, Ghodbunder Road, Wagle Estate, Kolshet & Airoli, making it the ideal location for business and leisure travellers alike.
The 22nd ibis hotel in India has 186 well-designed rooms across 8 floors, offering a view of the Thane skyline, an LED HD TV and the much loved ‘Sweet Bed’, which offers big fluffy pillows, a super-soft duvet, and a high-tech mattress that aligns with the density points of your body. The new-age rooms have been designed to ensure comfort, featuring a couch that can be used as a third bed, a lounge chair or a mini-workstation, also including a safety deposit box, tea and coffee amenities, a minibar and a smart pod bathroom.
The upbeat and trendy interiors of the hotel are designed by renowned French interior designer Isabelle Miaja. The design balances style and functionality-showcasing amenities that meet the needs of new-age travelers, who prioritize both work and leisure. ibis Thane also hosts it’s signature multi-cuisine restaurant – ‘Spice It’, offering India’s longest-running breakfast, from 4 am until noon, serving delectable local flavors. Guests can also use the web corner, gymnasium, business center and laundry services. The 24-hour front desk provides car rental services for convenient travel and helps guests organize excursions to tourist attractions. The hotel also features state-of-the-art meeting spaces, a library and open-air alfresco dining space.
With this launch, InterGlobe Hotels is introducing an initiative to promote and support emerging artists in the country, and ibis Thane will be the first ibis hotel in India to feature the specially curated art. The hotel will showcase the work of six artists in a variety of mediums, including wallpapers, original paintings and city-themed photographs, all of which reflect a local theme and style. As part of this initiative, InterGlobe Hotels will acquire the works of Indian artists and exhibit them in their hotels to support and promote the country’s wealth of artistic talent. This initiative also seeks to raise awareness of India’s thriving art scene among hotel guests and patrons.
Commenting on the launch, JB Singh, President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the opening of our newest hotel, ibis Thane. We are committed to creating quality experiences for customers across all our properties, and with every new hotel, we prioritize prime location, state-of-the-art amenities, well-appointed rooms, lifestyle-inspired public spaces, and the highest standard of build quality. ibis Thane has been meticulously curated by our designers to match the bespoke lifestyle needs and aspirations of new-age travellers. With its central location and trendy interiors, the hotel is poised to deliver an exceptional experience to our guests. The specially curated art displayed at the hotel is our way of supporting and promoting emerging Indian artists. InterGlobe Hotels is committed to providing guests something different and unique, and we will continue to push the boundaries of design by incorporating the best global experiences to appeal to today’s design-savvy, discerning youth.”
Commenting on the opening, Puneet Dhawan, Senior Vice President – Operations, Accor India & South Asia said, “Thane is a prospective location for business and leisure travellers and does not have many international hotel brands as options. ibis has grown globally and offers great value proposition to the avid travellers through its 2,200 hotels across categories – ibis, ibis styles & ibis budget. ibis as a brand has always resonated with the young jet-setting global citizens of today and has been in sync with the values of the young global travellers, who are value seekers and want to experience the most out of the destination. ibis in India has adopted the country’s unique approach to hospitality and modernity, giving the young travellers an opportunity to immerse in world-class amenities. Within a close proximity to Mumbai suburbs, Thane has huge potential to attract tourism as a ‘city of lakes’ & a recreational spot as a perfect weekend ‘get-away from the hustle-bustle of the Metropolis.”
Speaking on the launch, Anant Leekha, Cluster General Manager, ibis Thane said, “We are delighted to venture into Thane city with this new ibis property, which is not only centrally located but also in close proximity to Mumbai, just 30 kms from the Domestic & International airports. The hotel embodies a design philosophy that is both trendsetting and modern, boasting an elevated restaurant & bar with architectural double ceiling void and French windows overlooking the suburbs. ibis Thane will indulge travellers though its gastronomical delight at Spice It, our global multi-cuisine restaurant offering live kitchen counter and local delicacies in the menu. The hotel also offers extensive contemporary social and meeting venues in double height ceiling with natural light and an exclusive entry with a large pre-function area. With the launch of ibis Thane, we have further raised the bar for quality stay. We will continue to evolve and keep striving to provide world class service to our international guests and neighbourhood patrons alike”.