Accor appoints Vinay Gupta as the Director of Operations for ibis India Portfolio

Accor announced Vinay Gupta’s appointment as the Director of Operations for ibis and ibis Styles, India portfolio.

Vinay is a veteran in the Hospitality sector with over 25 years of experience managing hotels, alongside being the founder of an aspirational Food & Beverage concept, with his last role being Vice President at SAMHI Hotels. Throughout his impressive career span of 25 years as a hotelier, he has handled different roles from being in an entry level role to managing different portfolios for a single brand, to being a General Manager of different hotels across three different continents.

This is Vinay’s second inning with Accor, as he was responsible for the opening of Grand Mercure at Bangalore in capacities of General Manager in 2008. Vinay has an MBA Degree from The University of Central Lancashire, UK and a Diploma in Hospitality from IHM, Pusa Road. He also holds a BA Hons in Hospitality from Lancaster University, UK.

On his appointment, Vinay Gupta, Director of Operations- ibis & ibis Styles India said, “I am delighted and honored to be back with Accor, it feels like homecoming in so many ways. Ibis has had a great journey with 20 hotels currently operating across the nation and five under development. ibis and ibis Styles are the fun and youthful global brand by Accor, I look forward to work on taking it to newer heights. We have a highly motivated and exceptional team that runs our hotels as well as a strong and loyal guest base. I look forward to being a part of this exciting journey ahead.”

On this occasion, Puneet Dhawan, Senior VP Operations, India & South Asia for Accor, “We are thrilled to welcome Vinay back to the Accor family with this new and exciting role. Our Ibis portfolio continues to grow from strength to strength and I am sure his insights and support will be invaluable for the team as we continue to expand the portfolio in the coming years.”

Congratulating Vinay, JB Singh, President & CEO- InterGlobe Hotels, said, “We are delighted to welcome Vinay to Interglobe & the ibis family. He holds a rich and a diverse experience in this industry and brings strong expertise with him. We are confident that his knowledge and approach to the business along with his passionate outlook will help us grow aggressively over the next few years.”

About ibis:

Ibis has a network of 2200 hotels globally with 20 hotels across India. Positioned as lifestyle economy hotels that are vibrant lighthouses open to everyone, ibis’s philosophy is focused around youthfulness, design aesthetics and music. In India, they are present across 13 cities: New Delhi, Gurugram, Kochi, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Nashik, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa and Hyderabad. Ibis is known to be a no frills budget offering from Accor group, which provides quality service. Ibis is a chain of Pet Friendly hotels with a wide range of services for your beloved fur buddies too.

About InterGlobe Hotels

InterGlobe Hotels is a joint venture between InterGlobe Enterprises Private Limited and Accor Asia Pacific, established in 2004, to develop a network of ‘ibis’ hotels throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This represents one of the most noteworthy financial commitments made to the mid-market hotel segment in India by any Indian corporate entity and international hotel chain. With 18 hotels now open and 5 under development, the company shall have a portfolio of 23 operational hotels with room inventory of more than 4,000 rooms by 2023. InterGlobe as a brand is famous for Insight, Ingenuity and Diligence and it sustains these attributes through delivery of new perspectives, operational excellence, and generosity of spirit. By challenging conventional thinking and industry norms, IGH devises creative processes and new implementation methods to bring about operational excellence in their performance. InterGlobe imagines the future through experimentation and exploration and comes out with surprising discoveries in a different way. IGH is a two-time recipient of the Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management.

About Accor

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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