Rooms feature designs that pay tribute to Russian traditions
Accor was the first operator to open midscale hotels in Russia. Now it has just announced the opening of the first Mercure property in the country, the Mercure Arbat Moscow. Accor says that the Russian capital, which lacks 300,000 hotel rooms, is “a high potential region”, and it is working on more projects with the brand in Russia and the CIS than any of the company’s other brands. The 109-room hotel is located next to Moscow’s famous pedestrian street for shopping and dining, the Arbat. All rooms feature interior designs that pay tribute to Russian traditions while being equipped with technological amenities such as Nespresso coffee machines, free WiFi access, LCD TV, etc.
Accor is planning to open another 20 hotels in Russia and the CIS within the next four years to reach a total of about 50 by 2020, making the group one of the top three operators in the region. Recent openings include two ibis hotels, one in Yaroslavl in the Golden Ring and one in Samara, a major industrial city on the Volga.
[pictured: Mercure Arbat Moscow; courtesy Accor]