Calin Ile to lead new IBIS Timisoara hotel

Calin Ile to lead new IBIS Timisoara hotel

The new hotel is opening in autumn

Accor, the world’s leading augmented hospitality group, has announced the appointment of Calin Ile as General Manager of the brand-newibis Timisoara. With 20 years of experience within Accor, Calin will be in charge of building the team of talents aiming to provide safe and caring experience. Calin Ile, whose career within hospitality business has been strongly related to Accor Group and IBIS network, will now oversee team-building, operations and guest experience services in IBIS Timisoara expected to open later this year. His strong dedication to the brand is proven by 20 years of experience in Accor and providing great talent and big heart for IBIS hotels, he was working in. Since December 2015 Calin is also President of FIHR - Romanian Hotel Industry Federation. Over the past two decades, he had a significant contribution to the setting of new standards and regulations on the Romanian hospitality market.

"I am confident in Accor’s dynamic growth path in Romania. With seven new openings throughout the year, and more to come in the next years, Accor brings new, contemporary products and higher service standards in guest experienceto the country, not just in Bucharest, but also in key regional cities. The new IBIS Timisoara is a remarkable hotel, opening on an important marketfor Accor’s development in the region, therefore it is an exciting challenge that I look forward to. I want to create team full of passionate talents providing the guests with remarkable experience during their stay. With Timisoara designated to be European Capital of Culture, the city will see a well-deserved growth in tourism and international visibility", stated Calin Ile, General Manager IBIS Timisoara.

The newly built hotel will offer 200 guest rooms and suites, as well as restaurant, bar, lounge, meeting rooms and own car parking. Located in the close neighborhood of the city center, IBIS Timisoara is expected to open in autumn. Upon its arrival to the market, IBIS Timisoara will comply with all the safety standards and regulations required to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Accor has committed to the safety of guests, employees and partnersby implementing ALL SAFE label, ensuring elevated hygiene and cleanliness protocols are met in the hotels. All Accor units in Romania will be certified with the label starting July.

About IBIS

Accor’s economy brand, IBIS, guarantees comfort and a quality service at the best price. The brand is constantly innovating in order to offer its guests greater modernity, comfort and availability. In this way, it has created a concept of revolutionary bedding, the Sweet Bed TM by IBIS, designer and welcoming common areas, a contemporary place to eat, and it nurtures a sense of service that motivates every employee. IBIS brand is globally recognized for its quality, reliability, commitment to the environmentand musical passion, which manifests itself both in interior design elements as well as through cyclically organized music events. 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.

About Accor

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 5,000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations. The Group has been acquiring hospitality expertise for more than 50 years, resulting in an unrivaled portfolio of brands, from luxury to economy, supported by one of the most attractive loyalty programs in the world. Beyond accommodation, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play, by blending food and beverage with nightlife, wellbeing, and co-working. It also offers digital solutions that maximize distribution, optimize hotel operations and enhance the customer experience. Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community via its Planet 21 –Acting Here program and the Accor Solidarity endowment fund, which gives disadvantaged groups access to employment through professional training. Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit accor.com, or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.