Accor opens Mercure in Cairns, Grand Mercure in Bali and Novotel at Mumbai International Airport

10 January, 2023

Accor has confirmed three key openings across the Asia Pacific region, welcoming the Mercure hotel brand back to the coastal holiday hotspot of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, debuting a new era of premium, locally-inspired international hospitality to Bali with a Grand Mercure opening, and launching a Novotel property at Mumbai International Airport, the second Novotel hotel in the city.

Mercure Cairns emerges from ibis Styles Cairns upgrade

The new Mercure Cairns emerges following a multi-million dollar upgrade and rebrand of ibis Styles Cairns and comprises 75 spacious guestrooms, including Standard Queen, Standard Twin Singles, Standard Twin, Superior King Room, Family Room, Loft Spa Room, Executive King Room, a pool deck and a new modern Australian restaurant – The Stanley – serving local produce.

The makeover of the quintessential Cairns hotel brings a new level of style to the accommodation landscape in the city, without compromising on its relaxed Queensland coastal lifestyle. There are now 55 Mercure properties in key metropolitan and leisure destinations across Australia.

“We are delighted to open Mercure Cairns. Holding appeal for both leisure and business travellers, Mercure Cairns has been tailored to suit travellers who value quality accommodation, incredible guest experiences, great dining and leading design,” says Sarah Derry, Accor’s Pacific CEO.

Surrounded and inspired by nature, the hotel boasts a curated design of cool and coastal aesthetics from leading Australian designer, Scott Carver, and aims to act as a meeting place – with the hotel lobby, restaurant and outdoor dining and lounge area providing opportunities to congregate, work, dine and relax.

Accor debuts Grand Mercure brand in Bali

Accor has introduced an exciting new era of premium, locally-inspired international hospitality to Bali with the opening of Grand Mercure Bali Seminyak, which is nestled 100 metres from the beach in Bali’s vibrant Seminyak district, surrounded by eclectic boutiques, quirky cafés, contemporary galleries, hip bars and stylish restaurants.

It the first Grand Mercure hotel in Bali and features 269 rooms and suites which range from 38 to 65 square metres in size, with a décor influenced by the traditional Balinese dancer’s headdress – one of the iconic symbols of the island’s culture. Every Deluxe Room and Junior Suite features a balcony with garden views, and the Executive Suites offer panoramic ocean vistas.

One of the world’s most populous countries, a regional economic powerhouse and highly enticing tourist destination, Indonesia is rising to prominence on the global stage and Accor’s Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea CEO, Garth Simmons, believes Accor’s diverse collection of brands will enable it to meet the growing needs of owners and guests across the country.

“With its focus on local art, heritage, wellness and cuisine, our new premium hotel is the perfect fit for this enchanting destination,” Alessandro Migliore, general manager of Grand Mercure Bali Seminyak says about the new property.

Novotel offers new connections in Mumbai

The Novotel Mumbai International Airport marks the second Novotel hotel in the Indian city and is the 22nd Novotel property in India. Situated close to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, providing easy access to the Western and Eastern Express Highways, the city’s travel lifeline, it is also accessible to the key industrial, business and recreation hubs of Andheri Kurla Road, MIDC, SEEPZ, Powai and Bandra Kurla Complex.

The property features 268 rooms and suites which offer comfortable spaces for business and leisure guests alike. The design in the rooms is a tribute to Mumbai, depicting various elements of the city, such as the Dhobi Ghat, Juhu Beach and the Dabbawalas.

“With the Novotel brand, we believe that quality time is about making everyday moments matter,” says Puneet Dhawan, senior vice president operations India and South Asia at Accor. “Mumbai is one of the most important business and leisure destinations in India and we are happy to be able to share the city’s vibrant culture and history with the travellers."