Orbis Hotel Group, strategic partner of AccorHotels in Eastern Europe opens its first hotel in Timisoara next year, following the signature of a franchise agreement for a Mercure hotel with its local partner and investor, Paneracons I&I.
“In accordance with Orbis strategy, we are further strengthening our leading position in Romania by dynamically expanding our network of hotels under AccorHotels’ brands not only in the capital, but also in key regional cities like Timisoara. With the opening of Mercure Timisoara, in partnership with Paneracons I&I, we are further developing our hotel portfolio we do offer to our customers across the country, currently with 11 existing hotels from the upscale to the economy segments, and having already 6 hotels in the pipeline for the years to come.” – commented Gilles Clavie, president & CEO of Orbis.
The newly built hotel, offering 60 rooms, is located in the neighbourhood of the center of Timisoara, European Capital of Culture in 2021. The building will be environmentally-conscious, complying with the BREEAM green certification outstanding performance requirements.
“Mercure Timisoara Hotel is a remarkable project and another proof of our long-term commitment to supporting local economy. Timisoara has a high touristic potential, for leisure and business as well, and investments in high quality hotels such as Mercure will help to increase its tourism income. Garanti Bank is actively financing such investments that contribute to the development of Romania’s economy”, stated Bilge Demirer – executive director, SME & Commercial Banking, Garanti Bank.
The hotel, expected to open in Q 2 2019, will join Mercure, AccorHotel’s midscale brand, offering hotels that are all different and locally inspired in over 770 properties in 61 countries across the world.