ibis is an international hotel company, owned by Accor hotels. It has over 950 hotels in 55 countries around the world, with over 380 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 .
In 2013, Ibis became the largest hotel brand in Europe, with 1,277 hotels and 121,882 rooms across the continent.
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.