Accor Group has opened three new properties in Asia during the month of July: the mid-scale Mercure Pangkalan Bun and premium Mövenpick Hotel Surabaya City in Indonesia, and the midscale Novotel Rayong Star Convention Center in Thailand. The properties demonstrate Accor’s commitment to thoughtful expansion into new locations under their renowned global brands while retaining a local touch. They bring Accor’s total new properties in Asia to 15 so far in 2023.
Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre in Rayong, Thailand
Novotel is a renowned midscale brand, and the 234-key city hotel located in Rayong brings the brand’s signature experiences to life with naturally intuitive design and spacious modular rooms, nutritious food, and a wide range of rewarding experiences for business guests and families alike. The hotel’s pillarless conference and event venue can accommodate up to 1,200 guests and has a dynamic layout suitable for a range of meetings, from corporate to social events. Guests are invited to celebrate the hotel’s opening with a special rate starting from THB2,200++ per night for members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless, including a food and beverage credit of THB 500 per night, available until September 30, 2023.
Rayong has long served as a unique weekend getaway destination for residents of Thailand, located a convenient two-and-a-half-hour drive from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre connects guests to the industrial zone, markets, restaurants, beaches and tourist attractions, such as the 80-year-old Yom Jin Da Road Market, uniquely curvy Seang Chan Beach, the Floating Pagoda, Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park, and fruit farms.
Mercure Pangkalan Bun in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Accor’s first property in Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan Province, Mercure Pangkalan Bun, brings a true reflection of the city’s cultural essence. Pangkalan Bun, the capital of West Kotawaringin Regency, serves as a gateway to the renowned 4,150-square-kilometre Tanjung Puting National Park, recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This park is the most important conservation area for orangutans worldwide.
Embracing the area’s connection to nature, Mercure Pangkalan Bun features 150 stylish and contemporary rooms, ranging from Premium Superior Rooms to the Presidential Suite, with interior design incorporating natural elements such as woven rattan and wood. All of the distinctive culinary offerings at Mercure Pangkalan Bun — Kelakai, the all-day dining restaurant; The Malining lobby lounge; and the Palapas Bar — incorporate locally sourced ingredients and showcase a vibrant and contemporary ambiance.
The hotel also features the elegant Batuah Ballroom, the largest pillarless ballroom in the city, equipped with cutting-edge technology to set the stage for unforgettable weddings, corporate meetings, and social events for up to 650 delegates. To celebrate the opening, members of Accor’s lifestyle loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless, can take advantage of a special opening rate of IDR 905.080 net per night, including breakfast for two guests, until August 31, 2023.
Mövenpick Hotel Surabaya City in Surabaya, Indonesia
Mövenpick Hotel Surabaya City is set to become a popular destination for business and leisure visitors looking to enjoy Indonesia’s second-largest city and the thriving East Java province. The property is relaunching and opening its doors under the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brand, focusing on providing warm and heartfelt service and healthy living. The hotel features 243 spacious and stylish rooms and suites, and guests can unwind in the elevated outdoor infinity swimming pool, fully-equipped fitness centre, and soothing spa.
The hotel’s six function spaces feature integrated screens and audio-visual technology, with the largest accommodating up to 750 delegates. Patita Restaurant is an elegant all-day dining concept that will showcase creative new flavours and nourishing bites, while the lively Lobby Lounge offers refreshments throughout the day.
Mövenpick Hotel Surabaya City is now the second Mövenpick-branded property in Indonesia, following Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali. The opening of this property is part of a significant expansion strategy for this legendary Swiss brand in Indonesia, which is world-renowned for its innovative culinary offerings, heartfelt service and mindful sustainability. Ideally positioned on Jalan Ahmad Yani, within Surabaya’s most dynamic commercial district, Mövenpick Hotel Surabaya City is surrounded by shopping malls, offices, exhibition centres, educational establishments, medical facilities and more and is conveniently located only a 30-minute drive from Juanda International Airport.
Travelers can now book the hotel’s exclusive reopening offer, with rates starting from IDR 1.310.248 net/room per night for two people, including breakfast.
“We’re delighted to be introducing Accor’s renowned brands into new destinations, offering our loyal guests a greater array of accommodation options for their travels” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Premium, Midscale and Economy Division for Accor in Asia. “Our Novotel, Mercure and Mövenpick brands are loved by guests around the globe. At Novotel, guests can enhance life balance with a sense of well-being and enjoyment, while a visit to Mercure promises an array of genuinely local experiences. Mövenpick invites guests to balance indulgences like the daily chocolate hour with what’s good for them – and good for the world. As we continue to expand across Asia, Accor is committed to creating positive economic, social, and environmental impact for our guests, owners, talent, local communities and the planet.”