Accor to rebrand 2 Romanian hotels, Orbis to manage

The Mercure Bucharest Unirii is in the middle of Bucharest. Photo credit: Accor

Orbis Hotel Group, the Polish-based strategic partner of Accor in Southeastern Europe, has signed an agreement to manage two hotels in Romania that will be renovated and re-branded into the 66-room Mercure Galati Centrum and the 79-room Ibis Styles Galati Dunarea.

The hotels are expected to open in Q2 2020, and the management agreement will be in effect for 15 years.

Both hotels are within walking distance of the Old Town and next to the Galati Port, the biggest port on the Danube River and the second largest in Romania.

The renovation will update the rooms, restaurants and public areas as well as upgrade the hotel's technological capabilities.

Last month, Accor and Orbis announced plans to reach a portfolio of more than 20 hotels in Romania with 1,450 rooms by 2022.  Currently, the two companies have 11 hotels operating throughout the country under Accor brands, with another 10 in development. Last year, Orbis acquired the Mercure Bucharest Unirii for €11 million and earlier this year, Accor sealed a deal to open the first Swissôtel in Romania. 

The Mercure brand currently has more than 790 hotels in 63 countries. The economy Ibis Styles brand has almost 470 hotels in 45 countries.