Modern fuses with local
Sachin Maheshwary, General Manager, Novotel Kochi Infopark Hotel, outlines the advantages of the hotel’s strategic location and opinionates about the overall hospitality scenario in South India.
Q Tell us about the USP of your hotel. Novotel Kochi Infopark is the only international hotel brand in Kakkanad, strategically located at the entrance of Kochi’s IT/ ITES corridor – Infopark. The hotel has been tastefully crafted needs of a traveller along with those that work around the area. It is a perfect melange of modernity and local traditions which design elements - be it the lobby painting, carpets, the royal mahogany bar entrance door or the cuisine served at the restaurant. pool overlooking the lush green Link Valley where guests can unwind whilst enjoying sumptuous snacks and drinks from the Sun Deck pool side bar.
Q Tell us about the peculiar trait of the region your property is located in. Kochi is a traditionally tourism driven market but has lately evolved as a strong MiCE destination with the rise of various convention centres in the city. Moreover, Kochi has seen a steady and rapid rise in industrial corridors around the city, leading to growing demands for business and transit stays.
Q What’s your overall take on hospitality in South India? The hospitality industry has been growing exponentially, witnessing one of the highest occupancy rates in over a decade. Similarly, South India has also been experiencing similar growth. Since South India has something to offer to both leisure and business travellers, it has become one of the most soughtafter destinations.
Q How are you planning to cope with the competition in the vicinity? We, at AccorHotels, believe in the philosophy of making every guest ‘Feel Welcome’ and at all the Novotel properties across the globe, our focus is to provide a contemporary ‘home away from home’ experience. At Novotel Kochi Infopark, we emulate this by offering guests a comfortable space, allowing them to relax, have fun, work or have memorable dining experiences.
Novotel Kochi Infopark’s strategic location from the key and emerging business district of Kochi has emerged as a solution for all travellers in terms of saving travel time.
Sachin Maheshwary General Manager Novotel Kochi Infopark Hotel