AccorHotels Opens Vijayawada's First International Hotel Novotel Vijayawada Varun; 20th Novotel Branded Hotel in India

Strategically located in the heart of the city, Novotel Vijayawada Varun is a 45-minute drive from the Vijayawada International Airport and only a 20-minute drive from the Vijayawada railway station.


LEADING FRENCH hotel company AccorHotels on December 7, 2018, announced the opening of their 20th Novotel hotel in India, the Novotel Vijayawada Varun. The 227 keys property is deemed to be the first internationally branded hotel to open in Andhra Pradesh’s commercial centre.

Strategically located in the heart of the city, Novotel Vijayawada Varun is a 45-minute drive from the Vijayawada International Airport and only a 20-minute drive from the Vijayawada railway station. On the banks of river Krishna, Vijayawada is a city rich in mythological history, in Andhra Pradesh. It is the commercial headquarters of Andhra Pradesh attracting both business and leisure travellers.

Historically rich, the city is also addressed as Bezawada by the locals and is known for popular attractions like Kanaka Durga Temple, Undavalli Caves, Prakasam Barrage and Bhavani Island. Its proximity to the upcoming smart city and the de facto capital Amravati makes Vijayawada an important destination for corporate travellers.

Speaking at the juncture Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels, said, “Along with our strategic partner, The Varun Group, we are delighted to open our 20th Novotel in India. This hotel is AccorHotels’ 49th hotel in India and a great example of our fast-growing network in the country. Our vision is for the Novotel Vijayawada Varun to be a catalyst in the growth of Vijayawada, the business capital of the state with exemplary service.”

V. Prabhu Kishore, Chairman, Varun Group said, “Varun Group forayed in the hospitality sector in 2009 and since then has been associated with AccorHotels. The Vijayawada project is a strategic move to gain the first mover advantage in this key city that has immense potential for commercial and leisure demand. I congratulate the team at the hotel on the successful opening, we look forward to many such successful associations with AccorHotels.”

“In the span of 10 years we have grown our association by leaps and bounds and we now have three operational hotels including the Novotel Vijayawada Varun,” added Kishore.

According to a statement by the hotel company, designed with the theme of four seasons of the year, Novotel Vijayawada Varun’s well-equipped rooms are contemporary, spacious and include studios, suites and service apartments. All living areas include ergonomic workspaces and signature in-room amenities. The rooms at the Novotel Vijayawada Varun offer a convenient, comfortable and seamless environment ideally designed for business, leisure travellers and families. The hotel also boasts of a roof-top swimming pool, Novotel signature spa, fitness centre and a 202 m jogging track.

Guests travelling for business and meetings can choose from seven well-appointed meeting rooms and a 10,000 sq. ft banquet hall.

On the F&B front, the hotel caters to their guests with four dining options with an eclectic choice of cuisines and food & beverage options. Novotel’s signature all-day dining restaurant, Food Exchange offers international cuisines and local delicacies replete with Chefs on-hand to interact with guests in providing a complete dining experience. Wugan, the Chinese kitchen is designed to be a social hub serving authentic Chinese food. In addition, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant with idyllic views of the city is a great way to enjoy with friends and family. For those looking for their favourite tipple, can head to The Gourmet Bar located at the lobby level of Novotel Vijayawada Varun, the statement further read.

Speaking at the opening, T.V. Madhupal, General Manager, Novotel Vijayawada Varun said, “As the business capital of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is an ideal location for business and leisure travellers. We are looking forward to welcoming guests to Novotel Vijayawada Varun to being an intrinsic part of the city’s growing infrastructure for the domestic and international travellers.”

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