Maribor, 29. 1. 2017 – Orbis Hotel Group, strategic partner of AccorHotels in Eastern Europe – the world-leading travel & lifestyle group, opened Mercure and ibis Styles Maribor as its first hotels in Slovenia in partnership with Terme Maribor, its local partner and investor. Following their renovation, both hotels, developed in the frame of franchise agreements, received their first guests under the internationally well-known AccorHotels brands – Mercure and ibis Styles, on the 29th of January 2018.
The total investment of the renovation, including hotel rooms, lobby and restaurants, is worth close to 600,000 euros.
Both hotels in the city center are now known by their new names: the former Hotel Piramida as Mercure Maribor City Center**** and Hotel Orel as ibis Styles Maribor City Center***. They have now become a member of AccorHotels, the world-leading travel & lifestyle group, having more than 4,200 hotels in 95 countries all over the world, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated professionals, whose purposeful and heartfelt mission is to make every guest Feel Welcome.
Mercure Maribor City Center 4* hotel welcomes its guests with a story connected to the most known Slovenian wine region, famous for the world’s oldest vine that grows in Maribor. Mercure hotels all over the world are different and very locally inspired, and they strive to provide quality and respect towards local tradition. It is known that Maribor, along with whole Štajerska region, has a centuries-long tradition in producing high quality wine distinctive of this area, which is one of the three designated wine regions in Slovenia.
On the other side, the colorful story of ibis Styles Maribor City Center hotel 3* refers to the fact that Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia, is the stage for an array of remarkable as well as international cultural events. It is also home to one of the largest public cultural institutes in the country, the Slovenian National Theater Maribor. One of the greatest annual celebrations of art ‒ the Borštnik Festival, showcasing the best professional drama theatre productions in Slovenia, has been delighting the local and wider audiences for more than fifty years. Therefore, having a hotel that is closely linked to the performing arts presents a good way to connect with tradition in a city known for its high cultural profile, which adds an element of pride in welcoming new and old guests. Their experience is enhanced by different ballet, drama, opera and tragedy-themed elements and different, attracitve ways to interact with them.
Ignacio Rodriguez Blas, the director of Terme Maribor, said: »With the renovation of these two hotels we intend to further develop our hotel management strategy that will lead us into becoming one of the most internationally recognized and prominent hotel providers in this region, in Maribor especially. By partnering with Orbis / AccorHotels Group, we believe we have gained a lot of know-how, higher standards and better conditions when presenting our offer to foreign guests.”
“Orbis is the leading hotel operator in Cenral-Eastern Europe with more than 120 hotels and the sole licensor of all AccorHotels brands in the region. With the opening of Mercure and ibis Styles in Maribor in partnership with Terme Maribor, Slovenia is the 12th country where we are present, further strengthening our leading position in the region.” - commented Frank Reul, Head of development of Orbis.
The mentioned changes and the decision to partner with such a large and renowned hotel group as Orbis / AccorHotels is a part of the long-term strategy of Terme Maribor d.o.o., which intends to increasingly focus on the development of the hotel industry as its main activity in the coming years.
Greater visibility for Maribor and for our hotels on the international travel market, more visits by foreign guests who trust the AccorHotels brands, also standing for predictable and uniform high quality of services within, are only some of the advantages ensured by the partnership with Orbis / AccorHotels that will lead the path of Terme Maribor in the future.
With a new vision, fresh content and an attractive offer, the city hotels of Terme Maribor d.o.o. will certainly be of higher appeal to their guests, local and foreign alike.
Public Relations of Terme Maribor d.o.o.
Katja Grabrovec, 041 829 180, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Terme Maribor:
Company Terme Maribor d.o.o. is an important provider of tourist services in Slovenia. Activities such as hotel, congress, medical, wellness, catering and catering are carried out in hotels Habakuk, Mercure Maribor City Center, Arena, Bellevue, Ibis Styles Maribor City Center, Uni Youth Hostel, Bofenk and Videc, and the Restaurant at three ponds. For more information visit www.terme-maribor.si
About Orbis Hotel Group:
The Orbis Hotel Group is the largest network of hotels in Poland and in Eastern Europe. Orbis comprises more than 120 hotels and is the sole licensor of all AccorHotels brands in 16 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. It offers a total of 20,000 rooms. The hotels operate under the brand names Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget. These brands, recognized throughout the world, provide a quality of service to various standards, ranging from luxury 5-star to budget 1-star hotels.
Orbis’ strategic partner is
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.
With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.
AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY) in the United States.
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