The first Novotel was opened at Lille Lesquin in 1967 by Paul
Dubrule and Gérard Pelisson, the co-founders of Accor. Since its
first beginnings, Novotel has never stopped growing: with a network
of 336 hotels and 53,637 rooms in 56 countries, Novotel is now the
world's largest hotel chain outside North America.
In every major capital city, close to business and cultural centres,
at the heart of communication networks, by the sea and in the
mountains, Novotel offers a unique choice of destinations.
The combination of history and experience has enabled Novotel to
develop qualifications unique to the hospitality industry in
accordance with a philosophy, that is a business will succeed only if it exceeds the
expectations of its guests.
Today, FHRI specializes in deluxe hotels with meeting facilities and
special services for the business traveler, operates hotels in major
and secondary cities, airport locations, and leading resort areas
throughout the world. In many cities FHRI has made a significant
contribution to revitalizing the area and spurring business and
The Furama Resort Danang and its sister hotel, The Caravelle Hotel
in Ho Chi Minh City, two hotels in Vietnam owned and managed FHRI
have both scooped the top hotel awards in the prestigious Vietnam
Economic Times awards.
The Furama Resort Danang was named “Best Resort in Vietnam” while
The Caravelle Hotel was voted “Best Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh