Responding to the changing needs of today’s sophisticated business travelers, Novotel has developed a new design concept for its guestrooms called the “Novation Room”, which combines European elegance with modern amenities for an attractive price. Now available in the Toronto area at Novotel Mississauga and Novotel North York, this new concept marries the luxurious feel of finer European hotels with upgrades such as free WIFI (Wireless Internet).
The Novation concept represents a multi-million dollar investment by Accor North America to set a new standard in the mid-scale lodging segment. According to David O’Shaughnessy, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Accor Business & Leisure, “Through this new concept, Novotel will appeal to those travelers who don’t feel they should have to sacrifice sophistication and in-room conveniences for an affordable rate.”
What’s so innovative about Novation?*
Functional and Ergonomic Furniture
Built into the headboard are bed-side electrical outlets, tables and lighting. The outlets allow guests to easily charge cell phones or plug in laptops.
A multi-functional “pouf” serves as a luggage rack, bench or ottoman, and has a detachable wooden piece that can be used in bed as a breakfast tray or work surface.
A headboard contoured to the back makes reading and watching TV in bed more comfortable.
Comfort and European Style
Plush king-size beds with European duvets
A sofa with deep cushions or a comfortable rounded-back armchair
A Redefined Bathroom
Opaque doors open up the bathroom to the main living space
King-size shower with height-adjustable showerhead
Other Thoughtful Innovations
A safe large enough for a lap-top
Rooms are decorated in light, relaxing shades mixed with splashes of color
In-room coffee and tea making facilities with fully automated mini-bar
Cordless phone and dataport
Bring your pet – Novotel is pet friendly
CD clock radio
*Rooms vary from hotel to hotel. Photos of Novation rooms are available upon request.
For reservations and more information on Novotel hotels please visit www.novotel.com and www.accorhotels.com or call 800-NOVOTEL (U.S. and Canada).
Beginning with its first property in Lille Lesquin, France, in 1967, Novotel has grown dramatically by applying a simple and innovative idea: modern, comfortable accommodation, combined with restaurants, room to work and room to relax. The first brand to introduce the concept of modern chain hotels to France, Novotel now operates a network of 393 hotels and 68,347 rooms in 57 countries and is the world's largest hotel chain outside North America. In North America, Novotel operates eight hotels – one in the U.S., five in Canada, and two in Mexico, with plans for continued expansion. Development of Novotel in Canada is targeted for aggressive growth through Realstar Hospitality Corporation, Accor’s master franchisor in Canada.
About Accor North America
Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, Accor North America is a division of Accor and operates more than 1,200 properties including economy leaders Motel 6, Red Roof Inns and Studio 6; upscale Sofitel and mid-scale Novotel and Ibis hotels located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.accor-na.com
With 150,000 people in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the world's largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services, with two major international activities:
- hotels: nearly 4,000 hotels (more than 450,000 rooms) in 90 countries, casinos, travel agencies, and restaurants;
- services to corporate clients and public institutions: 14 million people in 34 countries use a broad range of services (food vouchers, people care and services, incentive, loyalty programs, events) engineered and managed by Accor.