Joined: 09 May 2007
|Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 am Post subject: MyRoom concept of Ibis & Accor group
|Recently stayed in one of these and was an interesting concept from HR point of view as well as guests
Accor wants to cash in on this with additional charges. I am not sure how many would be willing to pay 10% more for a different looking room.
MyRoom at Ibis – an innovative concept
Pictures and details on the link
Over the last few years as our travels increased, I decided to latch on to one of the loyalty memberships and with a wide spectrum of choices from budget to ultra-luxury, Accor suited the most. The ease of redemption, special treatment for direct booking and some great locations has been the USP so far.
With higher tiers come higher rewards & it was time to experience a little bit of this when we stayed at the Ibis New Delhi Aerocity.
I was pleasantly surprised to have received an email before the trip asking me if I would like to upgrade to one of the “MyRoom” and confirming that it would be complimentary. Accor launched the concept few months ago and has accelerated its implementation across geographies. “MyRoom” are select rooms re-designed by the employees of the hotel for the guests and the group aims to cash-in with additional charges for such rooms. In India, these rooms are slowly being rolled out starting with Novotel & Ibis at Aerocity New Delhi.
“MyRoom” involves concepts developed and personalized by individuals based on an eclectic combination of their interests, a particular aesthetic leaning or a regional affinity. I was told that our options are Music, Rajasthani, Boxing, Bollywood or Vintage. We opted for Rajasthani or Vintage and both were unavailable when we reached the front desk for check-in. We were given the aqua themed room. The hotel has seven such themed rooms, all located on the dedicated members floor.