Date: July 2018
Location: Timisoara, Western Romania
Name: ibis Timisoara – opening 2020, three star
No. of Keys: 200
Buyer/Developer: A management agreement for an initial period of 15 years has been signed between Orbis and its local partner and investor, Hotel Development S.A.
“Orbis is the largest hotel group in Eastern Europe and with the arrival of ibis to Timisoara, we are further strengthening our leading position in Romania.
I’m convinced that the internationally well-known and recognised ibis brand, with the regional support of Orbis will ensure a great visibility for the destination of Timisoara and the hotel, thanks to the provided guest experience, will be key contributor to the quality of hospitality in the city.” – commented Gilles Clavie, President & CEO of Orbis.
“We are glad to join the AccorHotels Group by bringing Ibis brand to the market of Timisoara, a brand with contemporary design, casual & vibrant social spaces which will complete the today’s offer on the Timisoara market”- commented Emil Cristescu, one of the shareholders of the company, newly created for the project.
Created in 1974, ibis is now the European leader in budget hotels, and the 4th largest worldwide in its category with more than 1,100 hotels and 145,000 rooms in 67 countries.
The Orbis Hotel Group is the largest network of hotels in Poland and in Eastern Europe, with 127 hotels – 21,000 rooms and is the sole franchisor of AccorHotels brands in 16 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
THPT Comment: Orbis join a very select few to have a hotel in this location – just NH as a global brand amongst 25 other hotels!
First Seen: Orbis website