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.

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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

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