The Mercure Brand Arrives In Samui - Opening 2 Resorts

Ngan Island, Thailand (PressExposure) June 08, 2009 -- Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Thailand, announced today the opening of two beachfront Mercure resorts on Southern Thailand Island - Samui (Koh Samui) - Mercure Samui Buri and Mercure Samui Fenix.

Mercure Samui Buri Resort marks Accor's first mid-scale hotel on the island. The hotel is situated on the secluded northern Maenam Beach, a beach that remains a secret paradise. The waters are calm and shallow for most of the year, the sandy beach is long, and has stunning vistas of Pha Ngan Island. The location is perfect for couples on a honeymoon or those in need of a relaxing break.

The resort comprises of 56 deluxe rooms and 29 private villas. Each deluxe room has either an ocean view, swimming pool view, or an outdoor terrace with sun lounge and direct access to the pool. The villas are very private and surrounded by tropical gardens with a sundeck leading to a private pool. The design of each villa is influenced by the traditional housing styles of Thailand.

Extensive leisure facilities at the hotel include a fitness centre, a large outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, tour desk, an Internet lounge, and the hotel provides Thai cooking classes. Business meetings and private functions are conveniently accommodated for up to of 100 people. The hotel also boasts wedding facilities in the function rooms or on the private beach.

On the East of the island is Lamai Beach, the location of Mercure Samui Fenix. Lamai beach is the second largest tourist area of the island and just 25 minutes from the Samui Airport. Whilst the area is quieter, there are many dining and shopping options in the surrounding areas. The hotel borders lush jungle and has access to isolated bays, small local villages, temples, and Hinta Hinyai (the famous rock formations). Local lifestyle can be seen through a number of traditional wooden houses, local stores, and people selling fresh produce from their own farms.

Boasting an idyllic beachfront location the Mercure Samui Fenix has 52 contemporary rooms and 8 villas. All rooms have modern styling and are equipped with large balconies with day beds. Villas are designed to allow a flood of natural light into the room.

The highlight of the hotel's leisure facilities is the large 600 sqm swimming pool. Other leisure facilities include NEST restaurant, lobby lounge, NEST pool bar, pool deck, and a fitness centre. A small meeting room is also available.

"Samui Island is an ever emerging destination with constant development of infrastructure and facilities appealing to international and domestic tourists. These two Mercure hotels, which portray the quality guaranteed by the Mercure brand, will fulfil demand for quality, internationally managed mid-scale hotels on the Island. We have successfully operated Mercure hotels in other major tourist destinations in Thailand such as Pattaya and Phuket, and we will bring the best of these hotels to the Samui hotel operations." commented Mr. Oswald Pichler, Accor Vice President - Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

Special Promotions Enjoy an Introductory Bonus Baht Offer at Mercure Samui Buri Resort. Guests can pre purchase THB 10,000 worth of services (accommodation, food and beverage, spa, etc.) and the hotel will top up the account with an additional 50% credit (totalling THB 15,000 credit) for use on hotels products and services.

Stay at Mercure Samui Fenix for only THB 2,730 nett per room per night in a Superior room. This offer includes daily breakfast for two, sunset cocktails, Sea View room guaranteed, 20% discount on food and beverage and Thai massage. For an additional THB 1,000 per room per night guests may upgrade to a Villa.

These special offers are valid until October 31, 2009.

Currently the Mercure network in Thailand consists of Mercure Pattaya, Mercure Patong Phuket, and Mercure Chiangmai. Mercure Samui Buri and Mercure Samui Fenix will total to five Mercure hotels in the country.

About Accor

Accor, a major global group and the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in two core businesses:

- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands, representing 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre;

- Services, with 30 million people in 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in employee and public benefits, rewards and loyalty, and expense management.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 08, 2009 at 1:47 am
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