Orbis Hotel Group, strategic partner of AccorHotels – world-leading travel & lifestyle group – in Eastern Europe is continuing its development at a rapid pace in Romania with the signature of a franchise agreement for a Mercure hotel in Sibiu with its local partner and investor, Pritax Invest.
“Romania is playing a key role in our development strategy, an attractive market with strong potential for hotels under well-recognized international brands, like Mercure. Orbis is the leading hotel operator in Eastern Europe with 127 hotels and with the opening of Mercure Sibiu Airport in partnership with Pritax Invest, we are further strengthening our leading position in the country,” commented Gilles Clavie, President & CEO of Orbis.
Following its renovation, the existing Ana Airport Hotel will join the international Mercure network in 1Q 2019, offering 85 rooms, bar, restaurant, wellness, banqueting and parking facilities.
The hotel is the closest accommodation facility to the Sibiu International Airport, and located only a few minutes drive from the city centre of Sibiu, one of the most important cultural centres of Romania, a charming medieval town in the Transylvania region.
With Mercure, AccorHotels offers hotels that are all different and locally inspired. Mercure is the only midscale hotel brand that combines the strength of an international network with a strong quality commitment and the warm experience of hotels that are rooted in their local community. Mercure hotels are managed by enthusiastic hoteliers and welcome business and leisure travellers across the world in over 770 properties in 61 countries.
“It is a great honour for us to be accepted by the Orbis Hotel Group, strategic partner of AccorHotels. From the moment we decided that we want to refurbish the hotel we got in touch with the AccorHotels Team and everything evolved as per my expectations and even more. They offered us great support through all the process and now we are more than happy that we are partners in this new great project called Mercure Sibiu Airport. The hotel is situated near the airport and very close to the industrial zone of Sibiu. Also, Sibiu is a diverse and cultural city, in a continuous development, so the opening of Mercure Sibiu Airport hotel is going to be a great gain for the city and for the future visitors. We look forward to the journey that lies ahead, and we are very happy that we are going to become a part of the AccorHotels network,” said Dumitru Ghişe, owner of Pritax Invest.
Founded in 1995, Pritax Invest is a privately-owned company with its main activity in the field of hotels.