Accor has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Japan with the signing of a management agreement for a Mercure Hotel in Yokosuka. The hotel is scheduled to open in September 2009.
The 160-room hotel is around 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo, in the thriving port and industrial city of Yokosuka. The hotel is located near the U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base and within a complex which houses a shopping arcade and arts theater.
The Mercure Yokosuka will be the fourth Mercure Hotel in Japan - Mercure Ginza, Mercure Narita and the newly opened Mercure Sapporo.
Patrick Basset, vice president of Accor for Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Vietnam, said, “It is an exciting year for the Mercure brand in Japan and throughout Asia-Pacific, where 13 Mercure hotels will open in 2009. This burst of mid-scale hotel development is an indication of an increase in demand by owners and developers, seeking the reassurance of recognized hotel brands and the expertise of international hotel companies.”
The Mercure Yokosuka will feature a restaurant and lounge as well as 8 meeting rooms, including a ballroom of over 500 square meters.© Japan Today