ibis is an international hotel company, owned by Accor hotels. On January 21, 2014 the company opened the 1,000th ibis Hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia because Indonesia had the best growth for the company which Accor was the largest hotel group in Asia Pacific, while about 400 ibis Hotel in France and most of the remainder elsewhere in Europe. The hotels are generally close to city centres, airports or rail stations, offering budget rates. The first ibis opened in Bordeaux in 1974 .
They are in Accor's economy range of hotels and unlike the budget hotels such as Formule 1 and ibis Budget, offer 24 hour reception. The room offers a bathroom and toilet, a desk, a double or two single beds, wardrobe space, and international and local channels on the television. . The hotel sometimes includes a restaurant or bar offering food early in the morning to noon (04:00-12:00), and in some hotels a 24 hour snack menu is offered. Generally, the ibis hotels are seen as economy hotels, so Accor is endeavouring to change this by advertising all the hotel's achievements and highlighting their satisfaction guarantee.