Accor has announced plans for a dual-branded property in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district.
The Mercure and Ibis Bangkok Siam Ratchathewi hotels will be housed within a mixed use development at the Ratchathewi intersection, with direct access to the city’s BTS Sky train and within walking distance of the Airport Rail Link to Suvarnabhumi International airport.
The property will offer a combined total of 354 rooms – 200 at the Mercure hotel and 154 at the Ibis – with shared facilities including a restaurant, lobby bar, swimming pool, Kid’s Club and two meeting spaces.
The hotels are slated to open in 2025, and will join Accor’s current portfolio of 83 properties across Thailand.
The group recently opened a flagship hotel under its budget Ibis Styles brand in Bangkok’s Silom business and entertainment district, as well as a Novotel property in the city’s Future Park Rangsit complex.
Accor and joint venture partner Ennismore are also set to debut their midscale lifestyle Tribe brand in the Thai capital later this year.
Commenting on the news Garth Simmons, chief executive officer, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, said:
“With increasing demand for hotels with high standards of safety, hygiene and service at an affordable price, the Mercure and Ibis Bangkok Siam Ratchathewi is sure to offer an attractive offering to visitors and locals.
“We are very much looking forward to introducing Accor’s third dual-branded hotel concept in Thailand, allowing for two distinct experiences under one roof.
“Our locally inspired Mercure brand encourages travelers to immerse in the destination and local stories, while our popular lifestyle economy brand, Ibis, is ideal for budget savvy travelers seeking a casual hotel concept.”