Mercure, the rapidly expanding Accor mid-market brand, is adding the Abbey Hill hotel in Milton Keynes to its 75-strong UK portfolio.
Located next to the Abbey Hill Golf Club and 25 minutes from London Luton airport, the hotel is currently undergoing a £1.5m renovation and will officially operate as the Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel from January 2013.
The 88-bedroom will feature newly designed and furnished public spaces, including the Molten restaurant where food will be cooked at the tables on volcanic slates.
Nazim Manji, chairman and chief executive of Clubhouse Group, the owner and operator of the hotel, said: "We invest in hotels that have great potential and the Mercure Milton Keynes is exactly that. With outdoor dining and the restaurant, the hotel not only offers a great place to stay but also gives local people a place to go for an exciting dining experience."
Jonathan Sheard, managing director ofoperations, MGallery and Mercure Hotels UK and Ireland said: "We are delighted to welcome the Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel to the network in the UK. It is a great hotel in an ideal location for business and leisure travellers.
As well as 75 Mercure hotels in the UK, there are 724 properties worldwide across 51 countries.
By Janet Harmer
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