Industry Hospitality
Headquarters Évry, France
Number of locations
Services Hotels and resorts
Number of employees
Parent AccorHotels
Novotel in Lille, France

Novotel is a mid-scale hotel brand within the AccorHotels group, typically slotting between the Mercure and Pullman brands. Novotel has close to 400 hotels and resorts in 60 countries.


Novotel opened its first hotel in 1967 in Lille Lesquin, France.[1]

Break-in controversy

Before Zhang Zhijun's arrival at Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport hotel as part of the 2014 Wang-Zhang Meeting, the hotel had also been the scene for an incident which was condemned by the Taiwan Association for Human Rights. After members of protest organizations related to the Sunflower Movement had been found to have booked a room at the hotel, police and hotel staff reportedly entered the room without authorization and demanded the guests check out immediately.[2] Hotel management said in a statement that the number of people staying in the room did not correspond with the number registered at the reception. The extra guests were seen moving around inside the hotel, and calls for an explanation remained unanswered, the hotel said. The activists later complained they had been unlawfully detained in their room after the forced entry, with no water or food allowed into the room.[3][4] Seven of the guests sued Novotel for this incident in September 2014.[5]


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