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3 March 2011

Mercure signs ten new hotels in the UK

Part of the Accor group, Mercure hotels operate more than 700 hotels in over 50 countries around the world. Mercure hotels are firmly rooted in their locality, with distinctive personalities carefully preserved through the type of services offered and the décor, both of which vary from one hotel to the next.

The ten new Mercure hotels join the UK network following a franchise agreement with Focus Hotels. All will retain their unique characteristics and appeal, and hotel guests will now be able to benefit from Accor’s free, worldwide loyalty programme - A|Club.

The addition of ten new hotels means there are now 43 Mercure hotels providing leisure and business facilities in fantastic locations around the UK, ranging from elegant city centre hotels to country manor house retreats.

The hotels joining the Mercure portfolio in February are:
  • Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel
Sample the delicious menu on offer in the restaurant and sample the heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna for total relaxation
  • Mercure Blackburn Ribble Valley Hotel
Enjoy outstanding panoramic views of Pendle Hill from the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley
  • Mercure Chester North Hotel
Book into a hotel with peaceful rural surroundings ideally located between Liverpool and Chester
  • Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel
Enjoy trips to the historic city of St Albans, the renowned Woburn Safari Park or Whipsnade Zoo
  • Mercure Hull Royal Hotel
The dramatic Victorian architecture of this hotel makes it a centerpiece of the town
  • Mercure Stafford South Penkridge Hotel
Located in the countryside in the peaceful market town of Penkridge, the hotel is closely located to top attractions including Britain's number one theme park Alton Towers
  • Mercure Swindon East Hotel & Spa
Enjoy a day of luxurious massage and various other treatments at the hotel Spa before venturing into the town centre for a spot of shopping
  • Mercure Telford Hotel
Go back in time and stay in a 16th Century Manor House with a lakeside view
  • Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel
Located in the centre of Wigan, the hotel is close to various attractions such as Gulliver's World, Sea Life Centre and Camelot Theme Park
  • Mercure Wolverhampton Hotel
Just a short drive away from Wolverhampton, the hotel offers a close proximity to the Black Country Museum and glass blowing centres, Wightwick Manor and Cadbury World

Jean-Jacques Dessors, Chief Operating Officer, Accor UK and Ireland comments: “We are delighted to bring all ten hotels into the Mercure portfolio. The hotels are located in key cities across the UK and will benefit both business travellers and leisure visitors alike. We look forward to opening our doors to our guests.”

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