Accor Named Operator of New Indian Venue
French-based hotel group, Accor, has been appointed as the venue operator of the new Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC). JECC, which opened in November 2014 is located in the industrial-focused area of Sitapura, and sits 5km away from the Jaipur International Airport. The venue was jointly developed by the Dangayach Group and Derewala Group.
JECC houses two exhibition halls with a combined indoor exhibition space of 20,000 m2 and another 10,000 m2 of outdoor space. The venue’s convention centre can cater up to 1,200 seated delegates. A 241-room Novotel is located on-site and will begin operations in 2016.
Jean-Michel Cassé, senior vice president of Accor India, said, “Accor’s appointment to manage JECC is a reflection of the group’s experience in managing major conference and exhibition facilities across India. In India, we have been the pioneer in the field of Convention Centres, through the Hyderabad International Convention Centre and the Lavasa International Convention Centre and Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach.”