Accor to open it’s 100th Mercure hotel in Asia Pacific
Jean-Michel Casse, Senior Vice-President Operations for Accor India remarks “We are delighted with the reception that the first Mercure hotel for India when the hotel opened in Bangalore and anticipate these two newly built Mercure hotels to establish themselves just as quickly. The opening of Mercure Hyderabad Abids as the 100th Mercure in Asia is a milestone achievement. Mercure Lavasa will provide a unique setting with the hotel being a part of the first hill city development in Lavasa. The Mercure brand has had a great start in India and we have ambitious development objectives that the brand will be well represented nationwide fulfilling demand for quality, international mid scale hotels.
The hotels food and beverage facilities include the modern, stylish and inviting, Abids Bistro that serves a delicious variety of Indian vegetarian cuisine that represents the Marwadi, Gujarati and Jain communities alongside a wide selection of International vegetarian cuisine. The lobby bar, “The Scotch Man”, is the ideal space in which to relax after a day of meetings or sightseeing and offers a large range of beverages and featuring fine imported spirits. Facilities at the hotel also include five fully equipped meeting rooms and a large banquet hall that can accommodate up to 600 people.
The hotel is the first internationally branded hotel for Lavasa; situated amidst the majestic backdrop of the Sahyadhri mountains in the Western Ghats of India. Tastefully conceptualised with 130 contemporary guest rooms, augmented by all the essential facilities will see the hotel offer a pleasurable experience to visitors to Lavasa. Lavasa is located on the backwaters of Warasgaon dam between Pune and Mumbai. The township is master planned with the objective of striking a balance between cosmopolitan architecture and environmentally friendly surroundings. With proximity of 90 minutes to Pune and 4 hours to Mumbai, Lavasa presents an attractive holiday location for urbanites. Lavasa will consist of diverse neighborhoods, focusing on upper middle class to affluent families.
With more than 670 hotels in nearly 50 countries, the Mercure banner has broadened its network on all continents and has recently entered new country markets including in India and Vietnam. During 2010, almost 40 Mercure hotels will be opened worldwide. This sustained expansion confirms the brand’s role as a key hotel industry player that is assertively expanding its network through Asset Right strategy.
For more than 35 years, within the Accor Group, Mercure has exemplified expert hospitality and personalized service. Operating in more than 50 countries around the world, Mercure boasts hotels with distinctive personalities carefully preserved through the type of services offered and the decor, both of which vary from one hotel to the next. The hotel managers and staffs of the 690 Mercure hotels are hospitality professionals. Attentive and available, they are ready to listen and make sure their guests enjoy a stay full of genuine moments of pleasure and relaxation in a truly warm and comfortable setting.
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