Knowing Me, Knowing You

How the ibis story started, our plans for the future and how you can be part of them.

A modern open-plan office space with a lounge area that includes sofas with cushions, wooden coffee tables, and contemporary chairs. A staircase leads to an upper level, adorned with career information displays. Potted plants add a touch of greenery while office desks and computers are visible in the background.

Welcome to the world of ibis

In 1974, the opening of the first ibis hotel in Bordeaux, France, also launched the world’s first standardised economy hotel brand. The goal? To make reliable, high-quality comfort accessible to everyone. Fast forward half a century, and the ibis name is globally renowned, with more than 2,500 properties across six continents. These are divided between three distinct brands.

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Accor launches its new economy brand with the opening of the first ibis hotel in Bordeaux, France.


With the opening of Germany’s Munich ibis City West, the ibis brand has 100,000 hotel rooms in service globally.


The ibis family of hotels is completed with the addition of ibis budget (formerly Etap Hôtel) and ibis Styles (formerly All Seasons).


The Sweet ​​Bed™ by ibis is launched and rolled out to hotels across all three ibis brands, becoming the first bed entirely designed by a hotel group.


The ibis family becomes the biggest hotel operator in Europe, with a total of 1,277 hotels.

Work this way

Our success can be attributed to the amazing talents who make up our team. Become one of them to embark on a rewarding career in hospitality with ibis.

Become an ALL PLUS ibis member

Join the ALL PLUS ibis loyalty programme to receive a 15% discount on accommodation, all year round. You’ll also benefit from guaranteed room availability up to 48 hours before your arrival and premium customer service.

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