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Accor Speeds up Expansion in Uzbekistan

Mercure Khiva

Just one week after the announcement that Accor enters Uzbekistan, the world's leading hospitality group announces another hotel signing.

Following the new cooperation agreement with SRG Projects LLC, Accor will build a new Mercure in Khiva in Uzbekistan by 2025.

The hotel with 146 rooms will be located on the territory of the former Mevaston mahalla and harmoniously fit into the city’s ancient architectural ensemble thanks to its authentic design, which represents the brand's philosophy “Locally Inspired”.

"We are delighted to expand our presence in Uzbekistan and add a new city to the map of Accor Group. Khiva is one of the most important centers of the Great Silk Road, along with Samarkand and Bukhara. The key features of the future hotel, such as comfort, chic, elegance and local spirit, will perfectly emphasize the true beauty of the ancient East, embodied in this unique oasis city. We are confident that Mercure Khiva and its surroundings will leave an indelible impression on our guests," noted Alexis Delaroff, COO of Accor New East Europe.

Khiva is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded over 2,500 years ago. It was the center of education, science and culture and was known as a “cradle of civilizations” for thousands of years.

Located in close proximity to Itchan Kala, the inner town of the old Khiva oasis, the new Mercure Khiva will benefit from its convenient location in the heart of Khiva with the Urgench Airport within a 30-minute drive and train station in a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Old Town of Itchan Kala covers an area of 22 hectares with 2 royal palaces, 27 madrassahs, a large Juma Mosque, many small mosques, mausoleums, a bazaar, a caravanserai, hammams, administrative and residential buildings. The city walls of Itchan Kala are particularly noteworthy: they are more than 2 meters long, 12 meters high and 5-6 meters thick. Today, the travellers have the opportunity to climb the walls from the North gate and enjoy the stunning view.

The two-storey Mercure Khiva will offer 146 comfortable rooms, elegantly designed and inspired by local culture. The hotel’s infrastructure will include a wellness centre with a swimming pool, a modern gym as well as a restaurant, a cafe and conference rooms for business events. Hotel guests will enjoy the benefits of the ALL – Accor Live Limitless lifestyle loyalty programme with a range of rewards, services and new experiences.

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