New Grand Mercure Opens In Beijing

Accor is launching its first Grand Mercure in the Chinese capital with the rebranding of the former Marco Polo into the Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing.

The hotel consists of 296 guestrooms, including 42 executive rooms & suites on the top floors. All rooms and suites offer attractive garden or city views, with many facing the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. It is also a short walk to the city's underground train system.

Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing will make food and beverage an important part of any guest stay at the hotel, offering all day dining in its coffee shop and a speciality Chinese cuisine restaurant. For meetings and events there is a high-ceiling ballroom supported by two additional break out rooms. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and modern fitness centre.

According to Accor Asia Pacific Senior Vice President & CEO Greater China, Brian Deeson, Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing complements other projects currently being developed in Beijing in the lead up to the 2008 Olympic Games.

The hotel is located in the Xidan commercial and shopping area of Beijing, close to the capital's landmarks such as the new National Theatre, as well as the Financial Street commercial district.

Accor currently manages 17 Grand Mercure hotels and resorts around Asia Pacific, with another six committed to development and opening before the end of 2007.