Accor has signed a management agreement for a new dual-branded hotel in Thailand’s capital.
Accor will manage Mercure & ibis Bangkok Siam Ratchathewi which is slated to open in 2025 further strengthening the Group’s midscale and economy network in Southeast Asia.
Mercure & ibis Bangkok Siam Ratchathewi will be part of a vertical mixed-use development including offices and retail spaces. Strategically located at the Ratchathewi intersection, the hotel will enjoy direct access to the Ratchathewi BTS Sky train and great connectivity to major roads and expressways. This lively neighbourhood has long been attracting leisure and business travellers, locals, students, and expatriates with a wide range of lifestyle offerings. Many of the city’s most loved shopping complexes are just a few kilometres away and the Airport Rail Link to Suvarnabhumi International Airport is within walking distance of the hotel.
“With increasing demand for hotels with high standards of safety, hygiene and service at an affordable price, the Mercure & ibis Bangkok Siam Ratchathewi is sure to offer an attractive offering to visitors and locals. We are very much looking forward to introducing Accor’s third dual-branded hotel concept in Thailand, allowing for two distinct experiences under one roof. Our locally inspired Mercure brand encourages travelers to immerse in the destination and local stories, while our popular lifestyle economy brand, ibis, is ideal for budget savvy travelers seeking a casual hotel concept,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.
The Mercure hotel will comprise 200 rooms complemented by the brand’s authentic locally-inspired experiences and decorative design as well as high-quality services. The ibis hotel will offer 154 rooms, boasting a trend-setting and comfortable hotel concept, a vibrant atmosphere, and convenient amenities. An array of shared public areas include a restaurant, lobby bar and lounge, pool bar, swimming pool, gym, Kid’s club, and two meeting rooms.
Accor currently operates 372 hotels in Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, with 83 hotels operating in Thailand under 11 brands. The Group has a strong pipeline of 18 hotels currently under development in Thailand.