Continuous innovation is a way of life at InterGlobe Hotels (IGH), which is constantly setting new standards through its Future-Minded approach. When we introduced the ibis brand in India back in 2008, it challenged the status quo and other players turned around and took notice. Our effective use of space, cookie-cutter design of rooms, pod bathrooms and well-designed public areas were game changers for the industry. To remain efficient and gain scale, cost and time-to-build were critical. Our continuous innovative efforts shrank our costs by almost 30% despite inflation and set new standards for the industry in time-to-build.
We have also remained ahead of the curve to adapt to our customers changing aspirations which has led to a complete overhaul of the ibis product. Each aspect of the room has been thoroughly researched to provide a great night’s sleep. The acoustics here are of highest standards, the double glazed windows do not allow sounds from the outside to trickle in and thickly carpeted corridors ensure that none of the internal sounds are disturbing. The signature Sweet Bed™ has been introduced (an innovative bedding concept with big, fluffy pillows, super-soft duvet, high-tech mattress that adapts to your body and luxurious mattress topper) which further enhances the sleep experience. The artwork in the rooms now has heavy local influence and celebrates the uniqueness of each city and its culture.
Due importance is given to health and wellness through a well-equipped gym which is almost always attached to an open space allowing the guests to indulge in yoga/meditation etc. in peaceful environs. Food and Beverage offering caters to the huge diversity of the country through all Indian breakfast and dinner buffets which allows for local cuisines and flavours to be explored.
Sustainability is another shining example of how continuous innovation is happening at IGH. Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance and renovation. For IGH, the journey starts from the planning stage itself as all projects aim for Indian Green Building Council's Gold Certification. Once the hotel becomes operational, Planet 21 mantra of Accor is followed to ensure that all 7 pillars of health, nature, carbon, innovation, local development, employment and dialogue are adhered to.
Overall ibis hotels offer fantastic value for money and with a quality and consistency that will always surpass the expectations!