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Mercure Pattaya opens in Pattaya, One
of Thailand's Top Leisure Destinations

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BANGKOK, 5 July, 2005 — Mercure Pattaya opens today in Thailand’s fast growing resort city, with Pattaya continuing its resurgence as one of the country’s top leisure destinations.

Mercure Pattaya is located on between Second and Third Roads in south Pattaya close to the city’s prime dining and entertainment areas.

The 245-room hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool and will add The Spa Pavilion in early August. There are also three meeting rooms for up to 30 participants each for corporate meetings and events.

It opens with the M Café Thai and Chinese Restaurant as its main restaurant, adding three more outlets in the coming months to offer guests the choice of four outstanding dining options. In early August Cappuccino Italian Terrace opens, and The Bistro French Wine Bar featuring French provincial cuisine and wine sold at cost prices will follow in early October. Ray’s Place American Bar’ lounge area is open now for guests to enjoy a relaxing evening cocktail, but it will add live entertainment and an exciting Tapas menu in November.

Mercure Pattaya’s prime location is ideal for leisure travellers and golf enthusiasts; with access to over 22 championship calibre golf courses all just an hour’s drive from the hotel.

General Manager, Christophe Vielle, said the hotel’s opening was well timed with the destinations growing popularity with international and domestic visitors.

“Pattaya has grown up as a leisure destination, offering some of Thailand’s finest golf courses, attractions and tour options. There is a very strong interest from families looking for value for money accommodation in the Pattaya area.”

To cater to this growing market demand the hotel will open 12 family rooms before the end of July, each with double beds for the parents and bunk beds with slide for kids, cartoon wall paper and Playstation 2 game consoles.

“Mercure Pattaya will be popular with overseas customers from Europe and around Asia Pacific who are familiar with the brand, but it will also be very attractive to our Thai clientele who want international standards at a fair price,” Mr Vielle added.

Mercure Pattaya joins a vast network of over 750 Mercure hotels in 45 countries. Mercure hotels are renown for being the 'keys to the city' and provide a true taste of the region and country in which they are based.

Accor has aggressively expanded the Mercure brand in Asia Pacific for the last two year with 51 hotels currently under operation around the region.  In April 2004 Accor rebranded the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel in Singapore and the Grand Mercure Yogyakarta in Indonesia.

Two additional hotels, Mercure Resort Sanur – Bali and Mercure Convention Centre Jakarta, also reopened in Indonesia late 2004 after extensive renovations to all rooms and public areas.

Mercure Ginza Tokyo opened in October last year in Tokyo’s top shopping and entertainment district. This high profile entry followed the opening of Mercure Hotel Narita late 2003.

In Thailand, Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok will be rebranded the middle of 2005, while Mercure Pattaya joins Mercure Chonburi on the country’s fast growing eastern seaboard.

Contact:

Tom Racette
Manager PR and Communications – Asia, 
Tel: (662) 659 4535
Tom.Racette@accor.com

Also See: Two New Management Contracts Awarded to Accor for Hotels in Pattaya / December 2003
Mirama Hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia Returning to Accor Network as a Mercure after Multi-million Dollar Refurbishment / March 2005


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