Accor opens its first ibis Budget in Bogotá
The property has a total area of 4,953 m2, with 10 floors and 120 rooms
Accor, the world's leading hospitality group, inaugurates the first ibis budget in the Colombian capital and the third in the country, in addition to the ibis budget Barranquilla and the ibis budget Itagüí. The new ibis budget Bogotá Marly, with a very urban concept, reflects the renovation process that the city is experiencing, while at the same time giving modernity to a traditional area.
Franck Pruvost, COO of Accor for Hispanic countries notes: “This opening is solid proof of the future of hospitality and the revival of the industry. We have opted for a hotel with enormous potential, convenient and modern, located in a strategic location. "
Ibis budget Bogotá Marly has a total area of 4,953 m2, with 10 floors and 120 rooms of the type: Double (52), Twin (33), Family (32) and 3 rooms for people with special needs. The rooms have a spectacular view towards the north of the city and towards the east, which allows you to contemplate the beautiful landscape that accompanies the mountains of Bogotá.
According to Aldemar Sanchez Urbano, general manager of ibis budget Bogotá Marly, “It is expected that hotels in the economic segment and international brand will have a faster recovery than other segments. At the Colombian level, in the hotels of the Accor group, this assumption is being fulfilled by having a more accessible price and by generating greater confidence in the biosafety protocols implemented by the brands ”.
Likewise, the hotel has services such as free Wi-Fi, free parking according to availability, 24-hour reception, pet friendly (pets of 15 Kg max), paid laundry service, business center and stationery such as photocopying and printing for users who require it. . Your launch fee will be 99,000 COP per night / room.
The ibis budget Bogotá Marly hotel is a franchise operated by HGM Hotels that had an investment of 8.2 million dollars by a group of local investors, which generated a monthly average of 400 direct and indirect jobs, it is focused on the market corporate, business and educational, and promises to be one of the cheapest hotels in the industry. The Colombian firm Arpro SA worked 30 months on this project, complying with all the biosafety protocols established for the sector.
The project, whose architectural design was in charge of the architect Andrés Posada, complied with the efficient standards in the handling of components and waste, which already allow to have the previous EDGE certification, (Excellent in Design for Greater Efficiencies, for its acronym in English) that promotes the construction of sustainable buildings in emerging markets, showing that environmental responsibility is correlated with smart businesses and which is expected to be completed after the start of operation of the hotel.
Located between Carrera 13 and Carrera 7, more precisely on Carrera 8 # 49-49, this new project is located two blocks from the Marly Clinic and the Central Military Hospital. In addition, being close to several universities such as Santo Tomás, La Piloto, La Javeriana, La Católica, among others. Not to mention, the supermarkets, banks and business and commercial centers that are part of the sector. In addition, it has easy access to the G zone, a renowned gastronomic sector and the T zone, where restaurants and bars converge.
It should be noted that in these moments of crisis due to the pandemic and as a social gesture, there will be some benefits for health personnel, this thinking of the medical corps that works near the hotel.
Gastronomic offer available to all
Guests will be able to count on a very varied breakfast offer, however, during the pandemic the hotel will have an inverted buffet. Once the restrictions are normalized, the buffet will have an exclusive offer of bakery, pastries, fresh and natural products.
Additionally, in the hotel restaurant, the pastry service, cafeteria and Business Lunch will be offered. These services will be open to the general public and will have the option of "ToGo", a trend that is imposed for people who want to take their breakfast and lunch to the office.
Room Office, the best option for teleworking
The hotel has adapted some of its rooms for the Room Office service, which will allow them to meet the demand of students, lecturers, among other clients from the academic community. As necessary, the offer of offices in this format will be increased.
Bogotá, the city of Colombia most visited by tourists
In recent years, the Colombian capital has had a notable increase in tourist numbers, although the global pandemic has caused the panorama to change, Bogotá continues to be categorized as one of the favorite options for tourists, as it is the largest city in Colombia and one of the largest in the world, which makes it an excellent destination for business and recreation. A dynamic domestic market, with one of the largest populations in the region and the second most populous Spanish-speaking population.
In this way, Bogotá became the strategic location for the opening of the next ibis budget in Colombia, a city with a business epicenter, which offers various leisure and entertainment alternatives and which, despite the health emergency, continues to work on the reactivation of tourism internal. "In the country during the next 6 to 12 months, it is expected that both due to restrictions and the economy, domestic tourism will be activated, which will benefit the recovery of the sector, this reinforced by the measures that are being taken in relation to the exemption. of the VAT in the hotel industry that has been extended until December 2021 ”, pointed out Aldemar Sanchez Urbano, general manager of ibis Budget Bogotá Marly.
In order to give the hotel a differential and framed within the authenticity that surrounds the town of Chapinero, where different artistic and cultural expressions are evident, ibis Budget Bogotá Marly has five exterior and two interior murals produced by urban artists from national and international recognition such as Ledania, Ceroker, Gruterium and the UMS Collective.