Novotel began in 1967 and claims to have been the first modern hotel chain in France. The company has grown into an international chain for leisure and business travelers alike. Novotel is an upper-price-range hotel that puts a premium on health, relaxation and innovation in the hotel industry.
Novotel features in-house restaurants that focus on healthy balanced meals made with fresh ingredients. Locations typically include exercise rooms, a swimming pool and whirlpool. Sunday checkout times are as late as 5 pm. Family rooms are available in most hotels, and children stay free with accompanying adults. Novotel also provides game areas and children's menus.
The new Novation bedroom includes a duvet, separate bath and shower facilities, safe, minibar, high-speed Internet access, windows that open, coffee/teamaker, wireless phone, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. Executive rooms and suites with additional amenities such as flat-screen TVs are available at some locations.
Novotel is committed to a Seven-Step approach for hosting business meetings and functions that includes itemized billing, event planners and balanced catering choices. Hotels also provide a dedicated coordinator for the event.
Novotel Resorts offers many of the same accommodations as Novotel Hotels, with additional sports and games, spa treatments and family activities.
The A|Club affords Novotel guests special advantages such as reduced room rates and guaranteed reservations. Points are also redeemable as airline miles. Guests also can redeem their points for rewards at Accor hotels and spas, which include Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Suite Novotel, Adagio, Ibis, All Seasons and Accor Thalassa.
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