Graduated this year but were locked up at home? Missed your honeymoon that you had been planning for a long time? Couldn’t make that Bali reunion with your college gang come true? It was a bummer year, this 2020. The pandemic kept us all indoors and forced us to abandon all our plans for a while.
All the same, it also showed us the significance of little moments—how celebrating the present, the now, is important—and why we must be looking after our minds and bodies better. Accor, the international hospitality giant, understands this, which is why it has come up with an offer that’s too hard to miss.
As part of its For the Love of Now campaign, Accor is offering 30% on stays, meal credits worth Rs. 500, and same-day cancellation across its 52 properties across 23 cities in India and Sri Lanka. That’s not all—members of ALL and Accor Plus get free breakfast, 3X Reward points, and Accor Plus members get additional 10% off. Book this offer from 18th to 24th November for stays from 18th November, 2020, to 31st March, 2021.
As travel and wellness get reinvented in the new normal—the idea of the micro-cation had been in the works even before the pandemic—it is easier to let your hair down and soak in uninterrupted bliss even without having to travel long-distance. Accor, with its luxury-to-economy range of hotels, provides the richness of a well-heeled life right in your city or even on domestic travel.
Treat Yourself to Luxury
When in Pink City, experience tranquility and unparalleled tender loving care, Rajputana style, at the stately, palace-like Fairmont Jaipur, where gently falling rose petals signal your arrival. The hotel specialises in bespoke experiences, too—be it elephant picnics, heritage tours, bike trails, shopping in the markets of Pink City, baking classes and activities for children at Tingar, the dedicated kids play area. And a superlative epicurean experience awaits one too, in the form of Royal Rajasthani Thalis at Zarin and a global menu at Zoya. Fairmont Jaipur also hasfacilities for destination weddings and corporate conventions.
Likewise, the Sofitel Mumbai BKC offers breath-taking experiences to both leisure and business travellers, adhering to a French art-de-vivre style. Do try the all-new buffet menu at Pondicherry Café.
Those in the national capital would do well to share secrets over drinks and bonnes bouches at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity and Novotel New Delhi’s round-the-clock urban sports bar, Quoin. Or dine at Café Pluck and dig into special delicacies cooked using the hotel’s own produce, grown in their 5,000 sq ft kitchen garden, as part of their ‘You Choose, We Cook’ experience.
The plush Mövenpick Hotel Colombo—the Sri Lankan capital’s first five-star in 25 years—offers stunning views of Colombo and the ocean from its super-comfy rooms on each of its 24 stories. Pamper yourself with relaxing Kandyan massages and infinity lap pool, and top it all with a rich dining experience encompassing Asian and Western cuisines and authentic Sri Lankan fare at Robata Grill.
A stay at the Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace—located just about an hour-and-a-half’s drive away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner-Pavagadh—promises unmatched comfort and impressive facilities for dos and get-togethers. The international offerings at the Grand Mercure Mysore’s plush 140-seater restaurant, La Uppu, will ease the pain of the missed Euro trip you had to take for your decaversary.
Those looking at an opulent destination wedding or a long-due team outing, right in the lap of nature, will have their prayers answered at the Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre. And if your guests can’t make it to the wedding, try the new #VivaahAtNovotel concept of virtual weddings. Just host your wedding at a Novotel, have food & gift hampers delivered to guests across 15 cities in India and a live stream for all.
Novotel Kochi and Novotel Pune Nagar Road hotels are the top choice for leisure travel and corporate groups, being located close to business districts as well as prominent tourist attractions.
Membership to an Exclusive Club—Promising Limitless Experiences!
The hotel chain’s unique loyalty program is a step further into the finest experiences of life, from four times the reward points and exclusive shopping and e-shopping experiences to discounts in hotels in 110 countries and top-tier rewards such as suite upgrades, free breakfast and welcome drinks and other exclusive offers.
Celebrate with ALL
Like we earlier said, there is no need to fret about that cancelled reunion or postponed honeymoon anymore. Under their Missed Celebrations offer, Accor is offering 30% cashback off on dining across its 52 hotels across 23 cities in India and Sri Lanka—just make a reservation and mention the offer to the hotel associate and receive the 30% voucher, which you can redeem on future stays and dining at the same hotel until March 31, 2021.
The poolside seafood experience at the Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort Hotel will more than make up for the scallop and prawn stalls of Vietnam’s Mui Ne that bae and you had dreamt about. Or savour panoramic city views and enjoy delectable bakes at Juhu’s only French pâtisserie at the opulent, beachfront Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach.
There is no shortage of luxury experiences at Accor’s ibis hotels either—those seeking more grounded modern living in the historical city will find themselves quenched at the centrally located ibis Jaipur, with its cosy rooms and contemporary bar and dining. The ibis Styles Goa is just 750 steps from the Tivai Beach and is famous for its breakfast that goes on for five hours!
Holiday for Furry Friends
To rid you of the hassle of having to make separate arrangements for your four-legged buddies, several Accor hotels have put in place pet-friendly accommodation and options for entertainment. Just pack their essentials, and book from among hotels such as Sofitel Mumbai BKC, Novotel Kolkata, Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road, Novotel Chennai Sipcot, and Grand Mercure Bengaluru.
All’s Well that is #ALLSafe
Keeping in mind the worldwide impact of COVID-19 on tourism and hospitality, safety protocols across Accor hotels have been taken care of, too, with their unique #ALLSafe label. The #ALLSafe label adheres to the strictest safety and hygiene standards as verified by third-party testing and verification, not just internationally but also in accordance with the stipulations of the local authorities.
The protocols these hotels conform to include deep cleaning of rooms using hospital-standard materials, frequent sanitisation of high-touch points. Accor has also implemented appropriate measures for social distancing, temperature screening, contactless payment and disinfectant mats as part of this label.
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