After the Royal Hotel in Bucharest was put on sell unsuccessfully for EUR 17 million five years ago, the owners have found another solution.
Thus, the hotel located in Unirii Square, in central Bucharest, will be the second unit in Romania affiliated to the international Mercure chain, a midscale brand of Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator.
According to profit.ro, the contract between the investor and Accor was already signed and the rebranding process will be operated at end-H1 of 2017, after the hotel was completely revamped and adapted to brand standards.
“The hotel will become a true 4-star hotel of midscale class, reflecting the art deco landmarks of Bucharest. Mercure Bucharest Unirii will have 97 rooms and suites. Like all Mercure hotels, it will be a full service hotel with restaurant, bar, room service and conference rooms,” Frank Reul, Area General Manager AccorHotels for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia.
More exactly, it’s about a management contract, which means that the hotel chain will also provide unit’s administration.
The first hotel affiliated to the international chain – Mercure Bucharest City Center – has been opened in Bucharest in November 2014 and is located in Romana Square, close to the Romanian Athenaeum.
Mercure Bucharest City Center provides 114 fully equipped, comfortable rooms, including 27 Privilege Rooms and one Privilege Suite.
French Accor is already present locally with the Ibis, Novotel and Pullman brands.
In the future, the international chain aims to reach a network of 8-10 Mercure hotels in Bucharest and in other key cities in Romania such as Brasov, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca.