Novotel debuts in Kakkanad, the IT hub of Kochi

L-R Jean Michel Cassé, Mascot,Thomas John Muthoot and Sachin MaheshwaryKochi, known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea for its rich mix of history, modernity, nature, art and culture is a popular travel destination among tourists. AccorHotels along with the MuthootPappachan Group, launched the Novotel Kochi Infopark. Situated in the heart of the IT Hub of Kochi, KakkanadInfopark, and Wonderla Kochi, Kerala’s largest state-of-the-art amusement park, Novotel Kochi Infopark is one of the first international midscale brands to debut in the industrial zone. The hotel is only a 40-minute drive from the Kochi International Airport and 30-minute drive to the Ernakulam Railway station. Featuring 128 spacious rooms including eight suites and a room designed specifically for the specially-abled with signature in-room amenities and WiFi, the hotel offers the perfect blend of local and international art elements of the city. Kochi has a cosmopolitan culture, highly influenced by its historical trading partners, Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese, and Japanese. The vividness of the city is best exhibited by its geographical diversity with rustic charms like Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. The hotel features three meeting rooms and can host from 20-200 guests. Thomas John Muthoot, Chairman & Managing Director of MuthootPappachan Group said on this occasion “MuthootPappachan Group carries the legacy of 131 years of Trust, Service Excellence and Customer-centricity. We are delighted to partner with AccorHotels on the opening of the first Novotel hotel in Kochi. AccorHotels is indeed one of the largest & finest in the hospitality industry worldwide and the numerouno in the entire Europe. Our legacies and values therefore, are in harmony, towards offering our guests in Kochi, world class hospitality services. We look forward to working with our partners and ensuring our company’s continued growth in the hospitality segment and the best for all our customers in all the diverse & varied businesses & initiatives MuthootPappachan Group is into.”

Inspired by the rich culinary legacy of Kochi, guests at the hotel can choose from an extensive selection of cuisines at three of the hotel’s eclectic food and beverage outlets. The Square is an all-day dining restaurant that offers a wide selection of quintessential Malabari delicacies and an array of local and international cuisines with live action stations that feature freshly prepared snacks. To unwind for the evening, The Bar, serves a range of single malts, cocktails, mocktails, spirits while The Sun Deck Bar on the sixth floor offers a lip-smacking melange of Indian culinary creations and live grills.

“We are delighted to launch our first Novotel property in the commercial capital of Kerala. This is our second brand in the city, ibis Kochi City Centre being the first. Kochi, is becoming a key market in South India, with improvements on Cochin Port for increasing international cruise tourism and upcoming pharma and petrochemical parts. We are excited to be associated with the MuthootPappachan Group for Novotel Kochi Infopark given their 131 years of legacy of trust & service excellence and their extensive experience in the hospitality industry.” said Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels.

Recreational facilities include an infinity pool, gym and a dedicated kid’s corner. For weddings, meetings and events, the hotel boasts three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Speaking at the opening of Novotel Kochi Infopark, Sachin Maheshwary General Manager, Novotel Kochi, said, “As a growing IT hub and a travel destination, Kochi is an ideal location for business and leisure travellers whether they are here to explore the city for a weekend getaway or family retreat or for business.”

The hotel is in the close vicinity of companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant, Wipro, IBS Software Services, KPMG, Ernst & Young, EXL, Etisalat, UST Global, Nielsen Audio, Xerox, Conduent, Fingent and World Trade center Kochi. The beautiful city of Kochi features tourist attractions like Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Museum of Kerala, Bolghatty Island, Cherai Beach, Hill Palace, Marari Beach, Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum, Umbalangi village, Jewish synagogue etc.