"We plan to open up to nine hotels in India this year. We will have 55 hotels in India by the end of this year with over 10,000 rooms," AccorHotels, COO India and South Asia Jean-Michel Casse told PTI. Out of the new hotels that the company is planning to open this year, the majority will be under Novotel and ibis brands, he added. "Today the majority of our hotels are between Novotel and ibis brands. Around 50 per cent of our hotels are under these two brands and rest are in the other eight brands," Casse said.