Accor takes over Avani site in Bangkok

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Accor is bringing another Grand Mercure site to Thailand’s capital after it signed a management agreement to rebrand an existing hotel.

The former Avani Atrium Bangkok from Minor Hotels Group has been operating for over 26 years and will now be refurbished and rebranded as Grand Mercure Bangkok Atrium.

Full facilities

Located on New Phetchaburi Road in downtown Bangkok, the hotel is suitable for business and leisure visitors. The 568 rooms and suites offer panoramic city views, while amenities include business desks, locally inspired artworks and bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs. There are eight room categories, ranging in size from 30 to 129 sq m.

The property will offer leisure facilities including an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, a fully-equipped fitness centre and spa, and dining options including a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant, an all-day dining destination, pool bar and deli. The hotel also has a ballroom and a selection of meeting rooms that can host up to 350 people for corporate and social events.

Fourth Thai site

Garth Simmons, CEO for Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, said: “Just as no two countries are completely alike, no two Grand Mercure hotels are completely alike. Each property is tailored to offer a uniquely local spirit, where the community can feel at home and visitors can discover the unexpected.

“I am proud to welcome Grand Mercure Bangkok Atrium to our network, becoming our fourth Grand Mercure in Thailand. This signing demonstrates the confidence that owners continue to place in Accor’s renowned brands, local knowhow and experts spanning every function of the hotel business.”

Brand vision

Grand Mercure’s vision for a new style of international hospitality began in 1997. A group of hoteliers wanted to provide sophisticated locals with premium hotel standards while being respectful of their values.

The first Grand Mercure hotel opened in São Paulo and since then the brand has grown around the globe. Next up for the brand will be a third Bangkok site, which is another rebranding, this time of Hotel Windsor Suites Bangkok into the 456-key Grand Mercure Windsor, Bangkok, with completion scheduled by the end of Q1 this year.