Accor strong in Chennai
Jayakrishnan Sudhakaran, Cluster Director—Sales and Marketing, Chennai region, AccorHotels, shares what makes his region unique. Chennai witnesses the maximum number of business tourists.
Q Tell us about the strong footprint of Accor in the region.
AccorHotels has a strong property recently- Novotel ibis - ganallur, on the arterial Old to its patrons (which houses Wipro, Cognizant Technolo is after four years of Novotel Sipcot and ibis Sipcot launch Chennai City Centre on Anna Salai, right in the centre of the business district of the city was also launched, which is now a landmark in the city. has a property relevant to the location with amenities appropriate and tariffs at different price points. With the opening of the Nandanam property, AccorHotels will have the largest room inventory among the global hospitality majors in Chennai. Apart from this, Kerala will also see AccorHotels’ footprints getting stronger. Thus, all four South hotels in their key cities.
Q How has the hospitality industry evolved in South India?
Chennai witnesses the maximum number of tourists sector besides the leisure travellers and medical tourists. Traditionally, Chennai has been a globally recognised light engineering hub since sector homing in on Chennai with the advent of Ford and Hyundai some 30 years ago. boost to the business segment is a new frontier scaled for globally renowned hospitals providing state-of-the-art healthcare services. Chennai witnesses the biggest music season anywhere in the world with over 10,000 concerts and performances happening over from mid-October and ending mid-January. This period has led to the emergence of bed and breakfast options, homestays besides affordable is probably the best season for all hospitality players with almost the entire inventory of rooms being sold out.
Q What are your strategies to be a leader in the market amidst competition from others?
AccorHotels offers very unique and engaging mem & Accor Plus, launched more of this expansive travel, dining and lifestyle programmes enjoy access to over a 1000 resorts and holiday options properties all over the world. Besides, amenities ensuring a comfortable stay, international levels of service and security, amazing culinary options support an attractive, multi-price point proposition.
Q How unique is Chennai than the other South Indian states?
Chennai is the biggest gateway for inbound international travellers into facing strong challenges to this from Bengaluru, Chennai enjoys several challenges not witnessed in other parts hub for auto components, textiles and leather, Chennai emerged as the Detroit of majors homing in on Chen was the next paradigm to help Chennai grow. A thriving yet another plank to grow medical tourism is a new frontier with internationally acclaimed hospital chains extending globally recognised standards in healthcare.
Jayakrishnan Sudhakaran Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing Chennai region for AccorHotels