Accor partner in Eastern Europe opens two hotels in Slovenia

Mercure Maribor City Center, Slovenia. Photo credit: Orbis Hotel Group. (Orbis, the only AccorHotels brands licensor in CEE, has brought Mercure and Ibis Styles to Slovenia. )

Poland-based hotel group Orbis, an AccorHotels partner in Central and Eastern Europe, opened Slovenia's first two Mercure and Ibis Styles hotels.

Orbis developed the Maribor hotels in partnership with local investor Terme Maribor. The properties underwent an extensive renovation totaling €600,000 before opening. The groups rebranded the Hotel Piramida into the Mercure Maribor City Center while they converted the Hotel Orel into the Ibis Styles Maribor City Center. 

Orbis has a portfolio of more than 120 hotels with 20,000 guestrooms as the only licensor of AccorHotels' brands in 16 CEE countries. These include Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. 

These are the latest in hotel signings between Accor and Orbis, following the signing of seven hotels in four countries of South East Europe in Sept. 5, 2017. The Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi Hotel & Spa, Ibis Styles Arad and Mercure Bucharest Unirii opened in Romania while the Mercure Belgrade Excelsior opened in Serbia. The Novotel Sarajevo Bristol and MGallery by Sofitel Tarcin Forest Resort & Spa opened in Bosnia. Meanwhile, Orbis is set to open the Mercure Tetovo in Macedonia this month.

Orbis is also planning to open Bucharest, Romania’s first Ibis Styles hotel in mid-2018. The operator is developing the property in partnership with local investor Constructii Erbasu. The groups will also renovate the existing building close to the city's business district. The property will have 96 guestrooms once the renovations are complete.