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Mercure Sohar Debuts in Oman

World’s leading hotel operator AccorHotels announces first Mercure brand in the country

Muscat, Oman, 20 December 2016

AccorHotels, one of the world’s leading hotel operators announces the opening of Mercure Sohar in Oman.  Blending the best of business and leisure, this new hotel pays tribute to its environment with an authentic offering reflective of genuine Omani warmth and hospitality.

Nestled between Al Hajjar Mountains and the Sea of Oman, Mercure Sohar features 152 stylish rooms, including 129 Deluxe rooms, 14 Privilege rooms for discerning business travellers, 6 spacious Family Suites with kitchenette and living room, and 5 inter-connecting rooms for guests with special needs.

Honoring the country’s bounty of flavours and ingredients, Mercure chefs take pride in featuring recipes made with local produce and up-to-the-minute twists. This combination of mixing local traditional and international contemporary techniques not only showcases the talents of the culinary team but also ensures that all tastes and preferences are catered to.

Mercure Sohar features a variety of cuisines and dining options. Dedicated to artistic expression, Mosaic Restaurant creates a tantalizing menu by using multiple carefully selected ingredients. Mosaic blends global, traditional, regional and international cuisine with an artistic flair throughout the day. Mint Lobby café derives its name from ancient mythology where mint was known as the herb of hospitality. Used in foods and beverages across the world, it brings a soothing flavor and feeling of wellbeing. Guests are invited to experience infused teas, coffees, light meals, afternoon high tea with a local twist and revitalizing smoothies in the casual comfort of Mint. For those who like the poolside, Melt offers al fresco dining on the terrace deck or around the pool. It serves refreshing healthy salads, tapas, sandwiches, light snacks, wholesome pastas and ice cold beverages.


Keeping well-being in mind, the outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool makes for the perfect dip to reenergize or revitalize.  Simultaneously, paying attention to fitness on the go, the Move Gym is a state-of-the-art fully equipped gym designed to assist in a meaningful workout.

“At Mercure Sohar, we pay utmost attention to detail. A genuine sense of hospitality runs through all our staff members as they go the extra mile to meet our guests’ needs and are always enthusiastic in offering a personalized service,” said the Hotel Manager, Victor Visser. “Along with an excellent take on hospitality, our hoteliers also have extensive local knowledge. Whether for business or pleasure, we will ensure that your stay is a memorable and comfortable one.”

To mark the opening of the Mercure Sohar, the hotel has announced a special ‘Stay Longer’ offer where guests are given the option of early check in and late check out. In addition, the hotel also announced a ‘Big Winter Sale of 30 percent’ where guests can enjoy a special 30% discounted rate on room reservations inclusive of breakfast when they book before and up to 21 December, 2016.

“Be it for business or for leisure, Mercure Sohar has an array of options to cater to both. Due to its strategic location and extensive leisure facilities it is bound to become a favorite weekend escape for travelers from Dubai. With state-of-the-art audio visual facilities in all our three meeting rooms and well-thought of break-out lounges, Mercure Sohar is also sure to attract a lot of business travelers,” said Alain Debare Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Company. “In a country where a sense of hospitality runs through the veins of each and every person, we are definite that the Mercure Sohar will win the hearts of the people it serves.”

Mercure Sohar is equipped with a professional team of enthusiastic hoteliers who are passionate in their fields and are set to redefine the art of welcoming.

This new hotel marks the 6th opening with Action Hotels in the Middle East. AccorHotels and Action Hotels have 9 operating hotels and a signed pipeline of 3 more under construction. Action Hotels currently has 12 operating hotels with more than 2,000 rooms spanning across six countries, and plans to extend the portfolio in Australia and the Middle East to 18 hotels, offering more than 3,000 rooms by the end of 2018.  


AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 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, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend,  SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 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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