Accor to open Mercure in Derby and Ibis Styles in Leeds
Accor has signed two more hotels to its UK portfolio, in Derby and Leeds.
The Mercure Derby is set to open at the end of this year, while the Ibis Styles Leeds will open in 2016.
The 100-room Mercure Derby, near Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, will be operated under a franchise by the owners, London Town Hotels Group.
It will be Accor and London Town Group's fifth Mercure hotel after the successful partnership with the Mercure Nottingham City Centre, Mercure London Kensington, Mercure London Paddington, and Mercure London Hyde Park, which is due to open in autumn 2015.
The 134-room, new-build Ibis Styles in Leeds Merrion Centre will operate under a franchise agreement with Town Centre Securities PLC.
There is a network of 74 Mercure hotels in the UK, and 92 under the Ibis and Ibis Styles brands.
Thomas Dubaere, managing director Accor UK and Ireland said: "We are pleased to announce these new hotel signings which prove the attractiveness of our brands to franchise partners. Our ambitious expansion plans demonstrate our commitment to strengthening the portfolio across our budget and midscale brand segments."
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